Steps for Anchoring Under Sail

Engine trouble is bound to happen at some point if you cruise for long enough. Some bad fuel, air in the fuel lines, a dead starter battery, or even lack of compression due to a…

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If you haven’t ran aground, then you haven’t done the ICW!

Last month I talked about the canals and locks we experienced. Now, if you are heading the same route we took, the next step is the ICW (Intracoastal Waterway.) After passing through New York City…

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8 Tips For Ensuring Fewer Boat Project Surprises

If you’re here, reading this right now, I’m sure you’ve heard the old saying that the word BOAT stands for Bring Out Another Thousand.  Now I wish I was here to argue with that statement…

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The Day our Dream Came True

Everyone always talks about cutting the dock lines and setting off into the sunset, never looking back.  It’s sure easy to talk about until the exact moment it actually happens. The moment that separates you…

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Sailing in the footsteps of Christopher Columbus

Imagine setting sail to the edge of the earth without charts, GPS or any of what most sailors consider essentials. Setting off for an unknown number of days or weeks. This is what Christopher Columbus…

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My home Was Hauled down the highway

My 40 foot floating home went flying down the highway. Well, it was moving on the back of a truck much more quickly than any cruising sailboat is meant to move. Forty feet, 24,850 lbs…

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Dinghy Safety

Life Lessons by Travis (Sailing Jibsea) My whole life I’ve lived by Safety Second…until I became a boater.  So let me tell you why I now err on the side of caution… It was early…

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Johnstone Strait

There are a few areas in the Pacific Northwest that are notorious for unpredictable, dangerous and exciting conditions.  One of those places in Johnstone Strait.  This stretch of water is a kind of gateway between…

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Tips for Crossing the Gulf Stream

The Gulf Stream has its fair share of obstacles to plan around, making anyone’s first crossing feel pretty stressful, boat breaking, and at times dangerous if not planned. Having made our first crossing only 3…

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Pregnant Women on beach in the tropics

Fighting NAUSEA at sea

Are you someone who gets seasick while sailing or in a rolly anchorage? Well last year this was me for way too many days during our cruising season in the Bahamas. Maybe being pregnant while…

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