Gear Review: Go Girl!

The GoGirl could come in handy if you are hiking!

Usually the captain writes the gear reviews because, well, he cares about all that technical stuff, and I don’t. But this is one product he can’t test, so it’s my turn. A friend of mine gave me this device last year on my 40th birthday in … [Read more]

The Float Plan (After the Fact)

This is probably of interest only to us and other cruisers, but here is a list of all the places we anchored, moored, or stayed at a marina during our 10-month trip, starting from Lake Champlain in Vermont and sailing through the Caribbean to … [Read more]

Gear Review -Spade Anchors

Lightning Strikes Boat

It's 1:00 am in the morning. Tornados have been seen ten miles away. There is a two knot current. The wind is gusting to fifty knots across the current. Boats are dragging onto the reef. What are you anchored with? … [Read more]

Alchemy is for Sale

Tartan 41 for sale

As we finally make our way home to Vermont we are listing Alchemy, our faithful 1974 Tartan 41 for sale. She has carried us safely for over 7,000 offshore miles and is now ready to help a new owner realize their dreams. … [Read more]

20 Things Every Cruiser Should Have

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Last week we arrived back in the US after eight months and some 7,000 miles exploring the Caribbean. During that time, we have used lots of different things to make life easier while cruising on our sailboat. Some of them have proved much more useful … [Read more]