Cruising Tips

Two Tricks for Homesteading on Your Boat

by Cindy Wallach, Posted July 28, 2014
Sailors have always been a self-reliant bunch. Now, here are two tips for producing and preserving your own provisions on board

Furl that Genoa!

by Peter Nielsen, Posted July 10, 2014
There are two reasons for leaving a scrap of genoa unfurled when you’re not sailing.

Keeping Connected: Wi-Fi on Board

by Chris and Anne-Marie Fox, Posted July 2, 2014
Is the water potable? How’s the holding? Where’s the nearest chandlery? These are no longer the first questions posed by cruisers arriving in a new port. Nowadays, our first questions revolve around a more crucial topic: the Internet!
Simplify your life on-board cooking experience with these clever tips from Bill Cullen

Voice of Experience: Scary Sunset on Galveston Bay

by Paul Jensen, Posted May 15, 2014
A hot July day on Galveston Bay with partly cloudy skies and a southeasterly wind was ideal for a sail, a picnic and a swim. Sailing upwind to the remote Redfish Island and then the Houston Ship Channel was where the afternoon sail turned perilous…

Reversible Weather Cloth

by Tor Pinney, Posted April 9, 2014
When sailing in rough weather, cresting waves can send buckets of seawater flying into a cockpit.
Moor your dinghy on an outhaul and have a stress-free time ashore
When sailing close to the coast it often seems that NOAA’s wind forecasts are maddeningly inaccurate. How could NOAA get it so wrong?
Maybe you’ve seen the popular shirt around the marina that reads: B-O-A-T/Break Out Another Thousand. It’s a pretty accurate saying when it comes to boat ownership and maintenance, but you don’t have to take the same financial blow to capture quality images offshore.
Clever tips for using your smartphone's built-in camera to achieve the best possible photos.
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