December 27, 2018

No wonder this diesel engine was constantly overheating, half the water jackets were partially to fully closed with calcium built up over years.  Lack of use results in water sitting idle in your diesel engine.

March 28, 2018

Sheltered anchorages behind tiny islands where you very well might be the only vessel anchored, perfect thirteen to fifteen knot winds in protected, turquoise waters, healthy, vibrant reefs waiting to be snorkeled, good food, and friendly people are just some of the tr...

January 24, 2018

A properly trimmed jib, or headsail, helps balance your boat, increases speed, and decreases heal. But where do you fix your gaze while pulling on the jib sheet?

Here are three places to gaze leading towards a well-trimmed jib.

  1. Start with your eyes near the luff as y...

December 31, 2017

The fact that there is a pot of gold at the end of every rainbow is something full-time cruisers well know. 

Taking on various forms, sizes, and shapes, its riches are untold.  Proving dreams do exist, we share three of the many treasures that keep people committing to...

September 16, 2017

Flying a spinnaker may be your best sail plan when sailing downwind in light conditions. Taking additional time in preparing to hoist will increase your success with avoiding the two most common spinnaker mistakes or accidents: hour glassing or spinnaker wrap and foule...

September 4, 2017

Flying a spinnaker is exciting and may be your best sail plan when sailing downwind in light conditions. Taking additional time to avoid the two most common spinnaker mistakes or accidents will lead to a more enjoyable, less dramatic experience. Both fouled halyards or...

May 19, 2017

You can be feminine, small, beautiful, and sail the boat as well as the rest of them. Regardless of your physical size or strength you have the capacity to harness thousands of pounds of pressure of wind in sails using natural breaks in the forces. Learn to time sheeti...

March 31, 2017

In the "Land of the Long White Cloud," we found our voice! Embraced by a network of supporters from around the world, we were challenged to examine our work, our vision, and our goals; in other words, apply what we are dedicated to practice with others.  Thank goodness...

March 24, 2017

3:45, oh no! I have to run!  Tossing my journal, pencil, and camera into the backpack, I jump off the boat, and take off running down the dock. Recalling the code, the numbered buttons are quickly pushed into the black box by the gate gate.  I'm out and dashing for doc...

March 11, 2017

"It's always been one of my bucket list items to visit Great Barrier Island."

"I had the opportunity to sail when I was young, but past it over. I've wondered about it ever since." Supporting individuals and couples in gaining the skills and confidence to “cruise", we e...

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