Building up a stock of spare parts and boat bits takes a lot of thought and probably costs more than you expect. But being prepared to fix things: priceless! Our tips for deciding what you really need to have and what you don't.
What's the first thing you do when you arrive in a new country? Put up the Q flag! Even seasoned cruisers find it a thrill to fly it -- it's the sign of new adventures. Tips for how and when to fly the Q and where to buy it.