Online Book: Getting Out There Cruising

There are endless books and articles on the boats and gear required to get out there cruising, but what about the most important thing of all…You. John, Phyllis, Christopher and Colin write about what you need to do to get out cruising and have fun when you do.

Full of tips that will help you handle the really hard stuff, like matching your cruising style to your own aspirations, and the really big one, handling fear and anxiety.

Want to Get Out Cruising? Don’t Be a Pioneer

Sure, diesel electric drives, lithium ion batteries, unstayed carbon masts, and composting toilets are fun technology and interesting too. But if your goal is to actually get out there cruising as soon as you can for a relatively reasonable amount of money, we recommend that you only use gear that has been in wide general use for at least 20 years. Here’s why:


More and more cruisers are working while cruising at jobs that require long hours at a computer. And even among cruisers who leave their jobs completely behind when they head out, many are blogging as well as editing photographs and video; all computer intensive. Here’s a look at the gear we use and where we work day to day.



Getting Out There Cruising Chapter 14 of 15

11 Things We Do To Stay Rational About Safety

We write a lot about safety here at AAC: person overboard, storm survival, fire at sea, and so on.
All important stuff but we do worry about how this all relates to our primary goal here at Attainable Adventure Cruising of helping you go cruising.
So, here’s how John and Phyllis balance safety and actualy getting out there.


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