Time To Go Explore!

More hiking, less swimming this winter.

Days are getting shorter, temperatures are more refreshing. As good CommuterCruisers, it’s time to switch from slalom skiing at the lake to hiking in the mountains.

Don’t Forget the Dinghy Anchor!

David working on our trusty Tohatsu in the Exumas.  Whew, close call!

Please don’t leave the boat without an adequate dinghy anchor in the dinghy. It’s as important for your safety as a life jacket!

New Boat: Where Do We Want to Explore?

Photo Courtesy of NASA

What do you do when you’re stuck at the very first step in selecting the right boat?

How To Use a Snubber With A Kellet

Nylon Anchor Snubber at Work

How to use both a snubber and a kellet for safer anchoring? One step at a time.

Sailing Into Retirement: New Book Review

SailingIntoRetirement

Want to sail into retirement? This new book is a good starting point from those that have been there, done that!

Why Join SSCA & Aspire to be a Commodore?

Blue Burgee indicates Associates Members and Red Burgees are SSCA Commodores.

After 15 years, new SSCA rules finally allow us to become Commodores! As part-time cruisers, you may qualify!

Battery Charger Saves the Day!

Our trusty West Marine Battery Charger saves the day yet again!

A portable battery charger has saved our day over and over … and over. Don’t be without one!

Get Rid of Boat Odors!

The New Get Rid of Boat Odors .. a most valuable companion aboard!

The #1 rule — if the boat smells there’s a reason and the culprit is likely better at playing hide n seek than you are at finding the source of the smell! Need help finding the issue?

The Last Anchorage … DeSoto Pointe, Florida’s West Coast

Sailing Winterlude on Tampa Bay

Bittersweet … our final anchorage aboard s/v Winterlude. After 15 years and countless countries and anchorages, it doesn’t seem possible that it’s over (for now). I miss my boat.

Happy 4th of July!

Happy 4th of July!

Happy 4th of July!