We often get asked by aspiring sailing cruisers, ‘What tools to have on my boat?’ One of our guests wanted to bring his land-based man cave with him. He spent his life building up his tool collection and felt very attached to it – especially his lathe. This is totally understandable but ultimately not practical.
In this Britican Sailing Lifestyle video, we provide an insight as to what we’ve been up to between all our Britican Experiences and big boat projects such as our marine Diesel engine fix and our installation of a new marine Diesel engine. It has been a hectic couple of months in St Martin. Boat jobs,
What’s it like installing a new marine Diesel engine? Is it a small job or a big one? Well…any job on a boat seems to take far longer than intended. But what’s involved in an engine swap out? When my husband Simon said he wanted to replace our Westerbeke 7.5 kW with a Northern Lights
Discover why we decided to sail away. Find out if you have the same reasons! Here are some tips for sailing families that want to transition into the sailboat cruising lifestyle. Discover: Why we sold everything we had and went sailing? What was the hardest part in the beginning? What have been the best parts?
When it comes to handling boat life problems there’s a special temperament that is required to keep sane. A good friend once told me that if you’re going to own a boat you need to enjoy troubleshooting. If you’re not a good problem solver or lack patience don’t buy a boat. When creating this video
Here’s one of our sailboat living family updates! This video covers what we’ve been up to in February and March. We’re taking the boat out of commission for three weeks so you’ll find out why. Additionally, you can see what we’ve been up to with our last two Britican Experience guests. Furthermore, there’s an update
Watch this video to see our top 10 boat life tips that will help to make your surroundings cleaner, life aboard the boat safer, and a few things that we do to simply make cruising life more enjoyable and easier. 10 Top Boat Life Tips Video Top 10 Boat Life Tips List – First 5
What’s it like to have the life of a sailing family? Every month to every couple months I do an update as to what our lives are like living on our sailboat. We’re now into year eight of our sailing adventure. Do we still love it? (YES) Have we grown tired of the beautiful white
When sailing St Martin what is the best anchorage to visit? Watch our Sailing St Martin Video and then read our 13 reasons why our favorite spot to drop our hook is…(watch to find out)! Sailing St Martin – And The Best Anchorage Is (drumroll) Sailing St Martin – 13 Reasons To Drop A
When a boat engine springs a leak it could be a failing gasket. Gaskets, or O-rings, are used to seal two engine parts together. Gaskets are found between the pieces and parts of an engine and are not difficult to fix. As a sailing cruiser you’ll often be forced to try and fix issues out