5 Things Before You Leave The Dock

SunsetSailingKeys

Top 5 things not to leave til the last minute if you’re planning more than a daysail.

Don’t Get Burned! Check That Electric Meter!

ElectricMeter

Don’t forget to check the electric meter when you pull into a marina!

Florida Anchoring Changes, Please Take the Survey

Anchored in Russell Bay, Everglades

If you sail or boat in Florida waters, the State is trying to change our anchoring rights. The proposed changes will eliminate several of our favorite anchorages. Please fill out this FWC survey and voice your opinions.

Marina Electricity Woes

Marina Paraiso, Isla Mujeres

How were we to know the electricity on the dock would fry the microwave? Beware!

Favorite Florida West Coast Cruising Guide?

Anchorage at Stump Pass

What do you look for in a cruising guide?  We want detailed mile by mile information on every anchorage, overhead satellite photos, a brief description of the anchorage as well as what directions are sheltered from the wind and any other information specific to anchoring there.  Unfortunately such a cruising guide does not exist (at […]

Quick VHF Safety Tip

Portobello Harbor, Panama

Simple, but effective safety precaution!

Why We Don’t Put a Name On Our Dinghy

Exploring paradise in our dinghy.

Why don’t we name our dinghy? It’s a simple safety precaution!

How To Put The Dinghy On Deck

Note that the dinghy is flat in the water when I start cranking - this is about halfway up.

No dinghy davits? We struggled putting the dinghy on the foredeck until we came up with a routine. There are a million and one ways depending on your boat, but hopefully this will provide ideas to make it easier.

Cruising Route: Belize to Panama

RiotoBocasMap

Thinking of cruising the Western Caribbean? Here’s a Google Map showing the route we took transitioning from the Northwest Caribbean to the Southwest Caribbean. a leisurely 4 months, from the Rio Dulce, Guatemala to Bocas Del Toro, Panama.

SeaTow Outside US Waters?

SeaTowing Us

So do they or don’t they offer “international” towing services. I talked to them, you can decide for yourself.