Pros and Cons of Bars on Your Hatches

Ironically, we wanted to put bars across our hatches while outfitting the boat in Florida before we left to go cruising, but the stainless fabricator that was making our arch, talked us out of it.  His perspective and experience was that cruising is safe…. statistics show more boats will catch fire, than will be robbed […]

Robbed in Utila, Bay Islands, Honduras

Hatch with Bars and Screen

The late November afternoon was gorgeous, the village beckoning.   After dropping anchor in the azure water, we dove on our anchor and couldn’t wait to go ashore, get the official paperwork out of the way and explore.  We knew all the common sense rules of cruising, but new anchorage euphoria coupled with the excitement of […]