Leaving the boat can be very traumatic, especially if you’re leaving your floating home in a foreign country for longer than just a short trip back. The links below provide tips and checklists on everything from selecting a marina to hurricane prep – and they’re useful for long range cruisers as well as weekend cruisers!
I love checklists – and you can’t have enough of them aboard, especially if you’re not a regular commuter to your boat — anytime I do something twice a year, I’m bound to forget things.
Leave the Boat
What to do with the diesel? How to keep out critters & bugs? NO MOLD or mildew?
On the Hard or In the Water?
Which is best, on the hard or in the water? There are no right or wrong answers, but there are lots of considerations.
What we look for in a marina to leave our boat for six months while we return to the Midwest.
Also some of the marinas we've left s/v Winterlude in from southwest Florida to Colon, Panama.
- 10 Tips for Revisiting Dock Lines for Hurricane
- After The Hurricane …
- Chafe Gear? 4 Important Considerations for Your Boat
- Checklist To Leave Boat For Hurricane Season
- Easy Hurricane Tracking Via SSB
- Erika GO AWAY! We Have No Windows
- First Tropical System of 2014? Get Ready!
- FREE Hurricane Prep Links!
- Here Comes 2012 Hurricane Season… Are You Ready?
- Hurricane Preparedness … #2
- Hurricane Preparedness … 1 in a Series…
- Hurricane Preparedness #3 … Dock Lines
- Hurricane Preparedness #4
- Hurricane Preparedness #5 … Caretaker
- Hurricane Season … Are You Ready?
- Hurricane Season Most Active: Late August & September
- Hurricane Warning: Riding Out a Big Blow At Anchor
- Jib Roller Furling: Off, On & Flake the Sail!
- Jim Cantore Stay AWAY From My Boat!!!
- Removing a Roller Furled Jib
- Staying Put: Ground Tackle for a Hurricane
Return to the Boat
… hurray! it’s time to return to the boat and resume the adventure!