Commuter cruising can be keeping your boat in a marina a few miles from your house and sailing every other weekend … or it can be leaving the dock for six months at a time and leaving the boat in a foreign marina while returning home for hurricane season. Given the wide range of commuter cruisers, outfitting will obviously be different boat to boat. But here are some topics to think about! Click on the topic you’re interested in to go directly to that section’s posts.
Sleeping well at night depends on your selections … make sure you do the research!
More anchoring info under Cruise Planning.
… chances are the boat you buy will not be equipped exactly as you’d prefer when it comes to cruising gear and electronics. One of the best pieces of advice we got was GO. Use the boat, try it out, get familiar with it before you invest a lot of time or money in new electronics and cruising gear.
… your dinghy is your family car, your transportation for provisioning and exploring new cultures as well as a source of fun in itself – it can take you spearfishing, diving, snorkeling or even dinghy drifting with friends!
…. crime against cruisers is on the rise in many cruising grounds, but not unlike New York City streets at night. You can still safely cruise most areas of the world, you just need to be prepared with local knowledge.
For much more safety information, click here to go to the Safety category under Cruise Planning.
… cooking on a boat IS different and these posts can help!
…. oh the amps you’ll use! This is one of the most important areas of outfitting. We underestimated our amp consumption and as a result have never had enough power, but we learned from our mistakes.
…. just because you’re living on a boat for several months at a time … or even a long weekend … most likely you don’t want to be camping on the water. Outfitting your boat … and yourself … requires thinking through many considerations that you take for granted on land.
… looking for gifts for your favorite commuter cruiser?