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Best Boat BBQ

The Best Boat BBQ

Having a BBQ on the boat is great. It is amazing how often we actually use it. There is something special about grilling some freshly caught fish on the BBQ while watching an amazing sunset. Not all BBQs do well living outside in a salty environment. We have been through a few BBQs here is …

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Best Boat BBQ
Sail Repair Essentials

Sail Repair Essentials

Sail repair is a daunting thought for me. Unfortunately, when you travel to remote places if you damage your sails you are often stuck repairing them yourself. The longer you are out sailing the higher the chance of needing to do a sail repair or sail maintenance. If you are lucky you may find a …

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Sail Repair Essentials
Victron MultiPlus Review

Victron MultiPlus Review

Victron MultiPlus Review My almost completely unbiased review on the Victron MultiPlus Inverter Charger. This Victron MultiPlus review is NOT sponsored by Victron Energy in any form. I have worked with the Victron Energy MultiPlus and Quattro range of inverter chargers for about ten years, starting before sailing. I had an alternative energy business that …

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Victron MultiPlus Review
Rocna Anchor Review

Rocna Anchor Review

Over the past week, there has been a trough lying over French Polynesia. The trough has remained pretty much stationary just east of Tahiti, lying in a North-South Direction. It’s mid-February, which makes it the height of the rainy season in this part of the South Pacific. As a result, this trough has given birth …

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Rocna Anchor Review
How to get your Provisioning back to the boat

How to Get Your Provisioning to The Boat

Getting your provisioning home is something to think about. When you do a big provision it is often a whole day affair. For big provisioning trips, we either rent a car or organize for a taxi to take our shopping to the dinghy dock. Generally, though you end up doing smaller shopping trips more regularly for items you are running low on. When you are doing a smaller shopping trip you end up carrying your shopping back to your dinghy. Here are some ideas to get your provisioning home without the luxury of a car.

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8 Essential Things To Carry on a Boat - Become a Cruiser

8 Essential Things You Need to Carry On a Boat 2021

These 8 things to Carry on a Boat Have All Saved My Bacon Here is a list of things to carry on a boat to save you from being stranded or worse. Even on a brand new boat, you will have things break or fail. These breakdowns always seem to happen in a remote anchorage. …

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Best Dinghy For Cruising

The Best Dinghy For Cruising

A dinghy or tender depending on where you come from is one the most important yet neglected items on a cruising boat.

New cruisers often hardly give the choice of their first dinghy a second thought. I say first tender, as so many cruisers we know who have been out cruising for any length of time are on their second or even third dinghy. So what then is the best dinghy for cruising, and how do you choose which dinghy will work for you?

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