Life onboard

Refined Wayfarers

or… having good stuff on the boat! If you’d like to listen to this story, click here. “I refuse to go sailing unless I can have a fresh water shower every day!” The schoolmistress voice sent shudders through my bones, “lord knows how her husband deals with this”, I thought. I am being unfair; we …

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Selling a Boat? Buying a Boat?

Set Sail Along the Rocky Path of Selling You can listen to this story via our Podcast Show: Turning Your Cruising Dreams into Reality – brought to you by Pantaenius Yacht Insurance. Receiving personal opinions like blows from a knuckle-duster; suffering to incurable pedantry, munching through nuances and perennial laments (ours!). What an earth am …

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Fire on board

Do you have your escape route planned should a fire onboard happen?   Terrible news today. This reminded me of an incident we had on board Mariah II. Fire onboard, two bodies found. On Mariah, we on the step (above the engine), to step in/out, we set a mosquito coil to burn through the night, …

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Dragging Anchor

Dragging anchor is a bore at best, dangerous, and life-threatening, at worst. We’ve dragged anchor many times, in fierce conditions, and in calm water. We’ve come close to losing our boat and always had to act quickly. Learning navigation means you learn how to use your compass effectively in many different ways, including anchoring safely. …

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