Gear Review -Spade Anchors

It’s 1:00 am in the morning. Tornados have been seen ten miles away. There is a two knot current. The wind is gusting to fifty knots across the current. Boats are dragging onto the reef. What are you anchored with? These were the exact conditions that we experienced in West End in Grand Bahamas. Tropical […]

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Alchemy is for Sale

As we finally make our way home to Vermont we are listing Alchemy, our faithful 1974 Tartan 41 for sale. She has carried us safely for over 7,000 offshore miles and is now ready to help a new owner realize their dreams. Alchemy is completely bluewater ready, just add diesel and food, and dreams. For […]

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20 Things Every Cruiser Should Have

Last week we arrived back in the US after eight months and some 7,000 miles exploring the Caribbean. During that time, we have used lots of different things to make life easier while cruising on our sailboat. Some of them have proved much more useful than others. Here are twenty that I think every cruiser […]

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Sex in the Water

It seems it’s been a very long time since we have posted on the blog, we have been using our Sailingwithkids Facebook page. I thought I would throw up this video I took though. It is, literally, sex in the water caught on GoPro! The GoPro doesn’t quite capture the magic. Now I know what […]

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Parenting Tips for the Cruiser-To-Be

Are you about to move aboard and cruise with your kids? Here’s what you need to know: Packing: Don’t sweat the first aid kit. Most of your family’s injuries will be psychological. You may be tempted to do the responsible thing and raid your kids’ college funds in order to stock up on a locker […]

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