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Life Part 2 was bought out of a charter fleet. That means it was pretty basic in its equipment – but its price reflected that. Now, chartering for a week or two is one thing, but living on a boat is very different. It is, after all, HOME! So like any self respecting home owner, (Click to Read More...)
Current Location: Road Town, Tortola, BVICurrent Position: 18 25.56 N 064 37.01 W Click to view map. Distance sailed since last post: 90 nautical miles. View the map of our voyage track hereHow many times Noel had to go up the mast to complete installation of the radar??? The same amount of times I had (Click to Read More...)
One of the fundamental keys to effective anchoring is to use the correct length of anchor chain (called the rode) for the depth of the anchorage. Too little and you may end up dragging your anchor. Too much and you might swing into the other boats in the middle of the night when the (Click to Read More...)
Or at least it was the question at the start. You see, many cruisers sail without any insurance. The main reason is that it is darned expensive. Typically 2-3% of the value of your boat. So on a $240,000 boat that works out at $5000. A year. Then you have to consider there is a (Click to Read More...)