New Jordan Yachts broker, Nate, gives some recommendations on buying a catamaran for families with kids. He specializes in cruising catamarans and has a wealth of knowledge from his adventures with his family of 5. Please contact via firstname.lastname@example.org or (407) 929-9872. Main photo on … Continue readingTransitioning to a Cruising Lifestyle; My family’s key recommendations.
The Dania Beach Marine Flea Market opens tomorrow in the Dania Jai Alai parking lot. This annual event provides an excellent opportunity for the savvy boater to find good deals on used items. There are everything from center console to giant sharks for sale. Of … Continue readingVisit Us in Booth I-35 @ Dania Beach Marine Flea Market
My typical usage for communications is a SPOT tracker and a sat phone. The SPOT sends out my latitute and longitude while I can receive free incoming text message on the sat phone. This combination is the simpliest and lowest cost option to keep people … Continue readingSpot vs In Reach Reviewed
Looking for an answer to a yachting question? Recently I have rediscovered Quora, a growing Question and Answer website. Quora is an interesting site because it has managed to draw so-called “high value contributors” who post under there real names. With the San Francisco America’s … Continue readingYachting Answers on Quora
If you harbor a passion for boating, there’s only one place to be. The 42nd Annual Newport International Boat Show, September 13-16, 2012, will feature new sailboats and powerboats, and thousands of products and services from both domestic and international exhibitors. Multiple waterfront facilities along … Continue readingNewport Show – September 13-16, 2012
Tropical Storm Isaac came through South Florida this weekend. Here in Fort Lauderdale, we saw only 30 knot winds but a great deal of rain and flooding in low areas. Most boats checked their lines and maybe doubled up, but few stripped canvas. Looking out … Continue readingTS Isaac in Fort Lauderdale
Cosmic Muffin is one of a handfull of iconic boating symbols in Fort Lauderdale along with the dismasted Floridian and that blue sailboat without any portholes. Sometimes these icons move on like that Wooden Schooner that was slipped for so long on the New River … Continue readingMY Cosmic Muffin – Fort Lauderdale Plane Boat
Recently the Dania Cut has seen two big developments: (1) the dredging of the canal to 15-feet and (2) Dereketor Shipyards assembling of the second largest travelift in the USA. The dredging barge has been in action since July, and although inhibiting navigation, she is … Continue readingDania Cut-Off Canal Developments
I am on delivery of a sistership to the above yacht enroute from Puerto Rico. Please check back in the coming weeks for navigation tips, sea stories, and more from my adventures offshore.
I have accumulated a yachting library over the last few years and would like to share the ones I most recommend. Please look over the above non-fiction books and the below fiction novels and let me know what you like. Have you read any of … Continue readingBooks for the Armchair Sailor