A real world example demonstrating how each of us must think carefully about our own needs when selecting an anchor, not just blindly follow tests or anecdotal reports.
Some thoughts on selecting a good first aid kit for cruising and then deciding what to add to it.
We often see cruisers using a portable gas generator to feed their boat’s shore power, but is that safe?
Some of the most fun and satisfying sailing we can do is under asymmetric spinnaker. Here’s how to set and strike one safely with a sock, even offshore and in big breeze.
Shore power safety is something most of us don’t think about much, but here’s why we should, based on a scary real world experience, and some checks we should all make.
The first, and most vital, step in buying a boat is to define the mission. Here’s how well our new boat fits our plans for her.
It’s impossible to maintain an offshore voyaging boat without a good set of wrenches (spanners) and sockets. Here are the tools we chose and why.
I Part 1 we looked at eleven ways to make ourselves and our boats more attractive insurance risks. Now let’s look at the tough job of negotiating the best deal
It’s becoming increasingly difficult to get insurance for ocean passage making, but these tips will help.
John uses some 30 years of offshore voyaging experience to come up with a recommended kit of hand-held power tools.
The biggest contributor to getting off a dock against a strong wind or current in good order is how we rig up the lines and fenders.
The first decision we need to make when leaving a dock is whether to go out in reverse or forward. Here’s how to choose.
Getting Insurance for offshore passages is one of the biggest challenges facing many cruisers. The first step to success is understanding the problem.
In Part 1, I covered seven tips to get set up for coming alongside single-handed. Now let’s look at the tricky part: actually getting alongside alone.
Bringing a sail or motorboat alongside (docking) by ourselves can be difficult, but good preparation will make it much easier.