How does one become liveaboard cruiser? What do they do with their land based stuff? How do they get a boat? What motivates them to do it? How do they fund it? What are the biggest lessons they’ve learned? What would they change? What’s their favorite memory? What recommendations to they have for you? Find out here!
There are many amazing things that go along with becoming a liveaboard cruiser. One of them is fresh fish for dinner. But how do you catch a fish and once you have it, how do you fillet it? More specifically, the question to ask is how to fillet a Mahi Mahi? Watch this video to
Couples and families that set off with high expectations regarding the cruising lifestyle can be met with disappointment. What’s necessary for a successful sailing lifestyle is realistic expectations and these 11 secrets to long term cruising. Keep reading… 1. Being flexible If you’ve been reading my articles, books or guides for a while you’ll know
One of the most common complaints I hear from a newbie sailors is, ‘I can’t adjust to the heat!’ Whether you plan on sailing in the Med during the summer, the Caribbean throughout the year or anywhere near the equator it’s going to get hot. Here are 22 ways to stay cool on a sailboat.
When asked what are the Steps To Creating a Sailing Blog, you’d think there’d be a quick and straightforward answer but as with many things, the answer is ‘it depends on why you want a sailing blog and what you want to achieve by having one.’ In my five years of blogging about sailing the
When is the Caribbean hurricane season? What’s the second most important reason for getting out of the Caribbean for hurricane season? What’s the scoop with hurricane boat insurance? How should you plan your passage through the Caribbean to ensure you’re in a hurricane safe zone prior to the season starting? What can you do to
So, what do you do if a storm is on its way and you’re anchored in a harbor? Anchoring in a storm or in high winds is part of the sailing lifestyle. Many storms arrive unannounced and others, although predicted, can turn out to be worse than expected. After reading the steps make sure to
When your boat is stationary for any length of time – either at a marina or at anchor, if you’re going to be living on the boat and using the various systems there are several key things to keep an eye on. Below you’ll find a 10-step Sailboat Maintenance Checklist for routine mission critical daily
After one year of living aboard our boat in a marina the time had finally come to take our sailboat, Britican, back out to sea. The video I created to showcase the lead up to our departure demonstrates how to provision and prepare your boat for passage. There’s information about the jobs we did to
Learn how to install outboard stabilizer fins to your outboard motor. Why? Stabilizer fins increase stability, allow for better gas mileage (average of 40%), help the dinghy to quickly plane at lower RPM, increase top-end speed and keep the bow lower at all speeds. (Video at the bottom of article) The only reason I can