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Sailing Instruction For New Catamaran Owners

Sailing Instruction For New Catamaran Owners

We are frequently asked for advice by people who are new to sailing and will be buying a catamaran to cruise on as their first boat. One of the most common questions is, how can we get some sailing instruction for new catamaran owners? Is it possible to get an instructor to teach us to …

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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?

Cost of Cruising - Haul Out

Cost Of Cruising – Hauling Out

A regular cost of cruising is hauling out the boat. From time to time, you need to take your boat out of the water for routine maintenance and bottom painting. Haul out costs vary from country to country, and yard to yard. We have had to haul out our Lagoon 380 catamaran four times over …

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The Ultimate Cruising Boat Evaluation Checklist

Ultimate Cruising Boat Evaluation Checklist 2021

Important Considerations When Deciding On a Cruising Boat Don’t make cruiser boat buying mistake number one! Getting told what style of boat or boat model(s) you need to buy and then work backward to see which boats that are currently for sale meet your needs. Start your cruising boat evaluation with your eyes wide open. …

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The Ultimate Cruising Boat Evaluation Checklist
Proven Mold Removal Techniques On A Boat

Proven Boat Mold Removal Techniques

Over the past four years of living on a boat in the tropics, I have literally tried every boat mold removal technique anyone has suggested to me. Some have worked for a day or week, and some haven’t worked at all. Eventually, after two years, I found the mold removal techniques I still use today. …

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Proven Mold Removal Techniques On A Boat
English and Falmouth Harbors, Antigua. Do you need a Bluewater boat to get here?

What is a ‘Bluewater Boat’? And Do I Need One to Sail the Caribbean 2021

Cruising the Eastern Caribbean (This is an opinion piece. Feel free to debate in the comments.) This is a question we’ve received a lot. As I sit down to write this article I know I’m about to start a firestorm with the ‘old salts’. The reality is in 2020 you do not need what is classically thought …

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English and Falmouth Harbors, Antigua. Do you need a Bluewater boat to get here?
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