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  • Thru-Hull Fittings Seacock Replacement

    In this sailing how-to video, Simon covers a thru-hull fittings seacock replacement. Simon also explains what they are, how they work, how they break and provides a demonstration on how to replace one. Carry on reading below the video to find a checklist that covers the steps shown in the video. Click here for full post: […] More

  • How to grow old happy?

    In case Simon dies, I have a plan. Over the past couple weeks my husband, Simon, and I have been back in England trying to get his father sorted out. Using the term ‘sorted out’ doesn’t accurately convey the weight of the situation. People are not there to be ‘sorted Click here for full post: […] More

  • CopperCoat

    We’ve had a long history of trying to get our CopperCoat antifoul to work. After paying an initial fee of well over $10,000 to get our boat sanded back to the gel coat and an application of the copper-based paint we discovered months later that the application did not work. Click here for full post: […] More

  • 7 CopperCoat Tips For A Successful Application

    Below you’ll find seven CopperCoat tips to help better ensure your CopperCoat Antifoul application is a success rather than a disaster. These tips are based on using the services of a boatyard rather than applying the product yourself. Almost all DIY applications are “first-timers” and they usually go well because Click here for full post: […] More

  • 20 Boat Organization Ideas

    Whether you’ve been tasked to organize the space on your brand new boat or you’ve inherited someone else’s storage system these boat organization ideas will save you time, allow you to find the things you need when you need them AND reduce the likelihood of bad situations. The first step Click here for full post: […] More

  • Lithium Battery Install

    Many bluewater cruisers are now taking the opportunity to swap out their old lead-acid or gel batteries for lithium batteries. Why a lithium battery install? The advantages are many. Read on and make sure to watch the video too! You get more output for the same space (at least double Click here for full post: […] More

  • Finding Freedom – Become A Sailing Cruiser

    Do you want peace of mind, fewer distractions, higher levels of energy, a repeated feeling of bliss and freedom like you’ve never felt before? Read on about how to become a sailing cruiser. Back on land, I felt as if there were a million things competing for my attention. Brands Click here for full post: […] More

  • How To Use Your Boat And Cruising Lifestyle To Make An Income

    Are you an actively sailing liveaboard cruiser? Are you struggling with the constant money drain that comes with being a boat owner? Would you like to have the potential to make an income cruising AND watch your savings increase rather than depreciate?  If you own your own boat, have a Click here for full post: […] More

  • Lewmar Winch Service Checklist

    It wasn’t until we used our winch one day, and it made a horrible sound, that we discovered that it needed to be serviced. No – we didn’t have a Lewmar winch service checklist to remind us of this job. I suppose we’re not unlike most bluewater cruisers in that Click here for full post: […] More

  • High Wind Sailing Techniques

    You can’t avoid high winds if you’re going to be a bluewater sailor – squalls and even minor storms pop up unexpectedly. Heck – just last week a Tropical Storm unexpectedly popped up over the top of us and we had absolutely no warning. So…if you’re going to become a Click here for full post: […] More

  • Sending a MAYDAY checklist

    One of the first things you need to know BEFORE becoming an active bluewater cruiser is to know how to send a MAYDAY. Sure, the VHF radio is equipped with a red ‘panic’ type button but that’s not necessarily going to save you. Your chances for getting help increase drastically Click here for full post: […] More

  • Sailing From A Tropical Storm

    After watching a weather disturbance for days we felt confident that nothing more than a bit of rain and wind was coming. Unbeknown to us, Tropical Storm Karen, formed overnight and crossed just north of our current anchorage. Knowing that serious weather bands might cause high winds and a large Click here for full post: […] More

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