May 26, 2018
How many times do I have to rearrange things before I get it “right”? Why isn’t it obvious where things should go?
And why is it that what seemed like such a good idea last month isn’t working now?
These and so many more questions play out as we try to stow everything on a boat.
With ten years of cruising and...
May 24, 2018
Naming your boat can be harder than naming your child. Experienced cruiser Nica Waters shares 5 tips to think about – and the story of her boat’s name.
Who’s On First (Abbot and Costello skit): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kTcRRaXV-fg
Carolyn’s blog post on boat...
May 23, 2018
No one is immune to mistakes. But the big thing is how you handle it at the time, and what happens next.
Carolyn Shearlock tells of her most recent screw-up and gives thoughts on what is and isn’t helpful, and how you can (hopefully) avoid a similar mistake in the future.
Sponsor: SeaTech Systems,...
May 22, 2018
Watchkeeping is not just about ensuring you avoid collisions, it is about ensuring the boat is safe, the gear is working properly and the person off watch is sleeping well.
To truly enjoy ocean passages, this is imperative. But getting to sleep on a boat that is bouncing across a tradewind sea can be difficult.
May 21, 2018
Cooking on a boat is a bit different to start with but cooking while underway, particularly if conditions are "sporty," takes it a step further.
Carolyn Shearlock, author of The Boat Galley Cookbook, gives 13 tips to make cooking on a moving platform easier and safer.
The Boat Galley Cookbook on Amazon: