Charting Up for the Caribbean

Here are the charts and guides you need to safely navigate and cruise the Caribbean  (published January 2014) Every fall hundreds of boats depart the East […]

The Brains of the Operation

Multifunction displays bring the information age to your helm and nav station  (published January 2014) The field of marine electronics has been on a fast development […]

Bank On It

How to assess and choose the right house batteries for your boat  (published November 2013) We were reaching south halfway between Annapolis and Norfolk when the […]

Staying in Touch

Thoughts after using SSB and satellite phones over thousands of miles at sea  (published August 2013) The SSB radio is a time-honored staple of long distance […]

Weather Facts

How to obtain weather information by satellite phone  (published July 2013) As satellite phones become commonplace for today’s blue water sailors, the question is, what services […]

Free Online Weather Tools

The difference between success and failure in racing or cruising is often determined by the thoroughness of the preparation-often by just getting the weather right  (published […]

ebooks On Board

Love them now, or love them later  (published May 2013) The value of digital publications for an offshore sailboat is pretty obvious. We can store a […]