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Going World Cruising? Not So Fast.

Let me say at the outset that today most American cruisers do not actively plan a circumnavigation of the world. Despite...

The Dawn Of The Paperless Helm

It was inevitable. In fact, I am surprised it took this long. It is 2021, after all, and while we’re not buzzing around...

I Am Going Cruising. Should I Carry A Gun?

As a follow up to my last article about security while cruising, I want to address the question that started this conversation....

A Matter Of Staying Safe While Boating

This is a subject that comes up with every new group of cruisers. How do I stay safe when we go cruising? And the inevitable...

Consider Buddy Boating

There is continued interest in recreational boating in this country, during these times as a way for people to expand their...

Are You Going South on the ICW in 2020?

With most boat shows cancelled, except for the Ft Lauderdale International Boat Show in late October, there are safety concerns...

A Fall Like No Other

We had a lovely Labor Day weekend in Annapolis. The weather was marvelous, the temperatures finally cooled, and watching...

A Boater's Three-To-Five Year Plan

It is a common life theme. The kids are grown, parents no longer require care, and the house is too big and full of a lifetime...

Isolation Is Making Us Better Cruisers

I am now in my 8th week of self-isolation and quarantine, and rather than climbing the walls at home, we have settled into...

Lockdown In Paradise

By now, most of the world is closed for the duration of this pandemic. As restrictions tighten, the general guidelines are...

What Is The Best Cruising Boat For You?

There are many reasons people decide to go cruising. It is a wonderful lifestyle for those who like to travel, meet like-minded...

What Kind Of Cruiser Are You?

According to the dictionary, cruising is the lifestyle of living on a boat while traveling from place to place. Beyond that...

Notes About Cruising The South Pacific

I enjoyed researching the recent articles on provisioning for extended cruising. It brought me up to date with the realities...

Provisioning Your Yacht For Extended Cruising - Alaskan Edition

Being on a self-sufficient cruise, sail or power, takes on different dimensions depending on the cruising ground. As I just...

Provisioning Your Yacht For Extended Cruising - Bahamas & Caribbean Edition

One of the most important activities getting your boat ready to spend a winter in the Islands is provisioning. Unlike cruising...



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