In this video, Simon demonstrates how we use the Safe Anchor app on our Ipad. Using an anchor alarm app alone or conjunction with the boat’s system is advisable. There are a variety of apps on the market for Iphone’s and Androids. They all work similarly. The key is to try them out and see what one works best for you.
When living on a sailboat or enjoying long sailing vacations, mosquitos become an everyday problem. There are ways and means, however, for mosquito control on a sailboat. Below lists 10 tips for sailors. Note: The video, highlighting everything in this article for the 10 tips for mosquito control on a sailboat is at the bottom
Getting seasick is horrible. I know because I’m a sufferer. Even after living and cruising full time on a sailboat since 2014 I still have episodes where I turn green and have to use some sort of seasick remedy. Listed below is everything I’ve ever tried and/or have given to crew members afflicted with the
Did you realize that you can purchase a ready made First Aid Kit for boat? You can also make your own First Aid Kit depending on your particular requirements. How long for Emergency Services? The question to ask yourself is, ‘What is the longest amount of time it will take Emergency Services to get to
Recently for four days I experienced diarrhea, headaches, muscle cramps, fatigue, the sweats, and panting. Yes, I was panting! While sitting in the cockpit, my body was hunched over and I felt as if I was using all my energy to simply breathe. “What’s wrong with me?” I kept saying to my husband At first,
Here’s a resource that will allow you to know everything you need to know about VHF radio etiquette. Discover how you can know what to say, how to say it and when to say it. But first, let me back up a bit. When I was a new sailor, I thought it was only me
How to make a Bottle Knot This knot is used to tie onto the neck of a bottle. You can use it to create a float, as we did, to feed a rope underneath an anchor we pulled up. Or, if you’re in cold waters and you want to keep your beverages cold, you can
Seasickness – why let a bit of vomiting get in the way of enjoying a sail? The wind in your hair, the smell of the water and the sounds of waves hitting the hull of the boat are just a few reasons as to why I love sailing. My favorite moments during our sailing journeys
After deciding to sell all our possessions, buy a 56′ yacht and sail around the world, we decided to take some courses. Two of the courses we opted for included, First Aid for Boaters and Medical Care Aboard Ships. Within both courses, the first thing we learned was how to perform Cardio Pulmonary Recitation (CPR).
After deciding to sell up and sail around the world my husband was insistent that we took a First Aid at Sea course. I wasn’t so eager – my position on First Aid has always been, ‘oh – someone else will be around to do that CPR stuff…’ However, after thinking about things for