Priorities In Preparation

Chapter 5 of 15 in the Online Book How To Maintain an Offshore Voyaging Boat


In the last chapter I shared ways to stop marine electronics problems from taking over your cruise. But this is such an important subject that I’m going to come at it again, but from a different angle and with a real world story:

Phyllis and I were in the throes of preparing Morgan’s Cloud for a voyage to the high latitudes a few years ago. As usual, we were splitting the many tasks—I call this stage of voyage preparation “death by a thousand details”—between us, based on our individual skills. I was once, in the dim and distant past, a computer technician so the tasks that have to do with electronics have fallen mainly to me.

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