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How do you buy parts if you don't speak the local language? Take what you want with you and you'll get the right thing. Don't assume you'll be able to pick out the right parts by sight!

How do you buy parts if you don't speak the local language? Take what you want with you and you'll get the right thing. Don't assume you'll be able to pick out the right parts by sight!

Where do you even start when thinking about buying a boat? What's the process? And did it really take us just 22 days from "Honey, let's buy a boat!" to "She's ours!"?

Boat Shopping

Where do you even start when thinking about buying a boat? What's the process? And did it really take us just 22 days from "Honey, let's buy a boat!" to "She's ours!"?

Have a food allergy and thinking of cruising outside your home country? Wondering how you'll figure out labels in a foreign language? Labeling laws in most countries make it a little easier.

Food Allergy Labeling

Have a food allergy and thinking of cruising outside your home country? Wondering how you'll figure out labels in a foreign language? Labeling laws in most countries make it a little easier.

Instead of looking for better ways of getting parts un-frozen, why not just avoid the problem in the first place!

Anti-Seize

Instead of looking for better ways of getting parts un-frozen, why not just avoid the problem in the first place!

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.

The Q Flag

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.

Don’t assume your instruments — particularly the depth sounder — are set up correctly. Ours weren’t and it took us a while to realize it.

Checking Your Instruments

Don’t assume your instruments — particularly the depth sounder — are set up correctly. Ours weren’t and it took us a while to realize it.

When you're doing a big project, it's easy to lose parts or forget where they came from. Here's how we organize it all.

Bag It & Tag It

When you're doing a big project, it's easy to lose parts or forget where they came from. Here's how we organize it all.

Sail Far, Live Free -- important things to keep in mind when buying a cruising boat

Sail Far, Live Free -- important things to keep in mind when buying a cruising boat

The eight things -- basic supplies -- you'll need for effective food storage on a boat.

How to Store Food on a Boat: The Supplies

The eight things -- basic supplies -- you'll need for effective food storage on a boat.

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