Getting real-time weather from the boat

I’ve always dreamt of having real-time weather from the boat while I am away, and for analyzing trends after a day of being on the water. Most of the attempts I’ve made in the past have used stations and instruments that…

What’s going on with Yahtzee and crew?

First and foremost, I'm hoping that all the Rolling with Yahtzee readers out there are healthy and trying to remain positive in light of COVID-19 and its ripple affects across the world. Our thoughts are with you all while…

The South Pacific is closed

In the wild elasticity of time since Coronavirus shadows began gathering, although it feels like an age since we canceled plans for the South Pacific – it’s barely been a week. Since February we’ve been in prepare /…

Living Aboard a Boat is One of the Best Things You Can Do For The Environment

Recently we’ve seen a lot of “greenwashing” – companies advertising they’re doing good for the environment when they’re really just interested in selling their product more. These companies are capitalizing on the concerns…

Adding docking and engine room cameras to Rendezvous

The ins-and-outs of adding cameras to your boat One thing I found early on with Rendezvous is that a camera on the side of the boat seemed like a pretty important thing to have while docking. I’ve had a system in place now…

How Coronavirus is Impacting Totem’s Plans

Longtime Cruising Columnists, Behan and Jamie Gifford, Share How Coronavirus is Affecting Their Impending Passage Plans Totem’s bow floats high thanks to the anchor and ground tackle that lies on the concrete dock just…

A Flicka Sails Herself

Finding the sweet spot for balance on a 20-foot Flicka A boat that wants to achieve balance is motivating, fun, and easy to sail. An endearing quality of Sampaguita, my Pacific Seacraft Flicka 20, is her willingness to steer…

Forecasting and Evaluating Local Weather

Starpath Navigation's David Burch takes us through local weather analysis, with a focus on the 2020 Toliva Shoals Race For local weather, meaning inland and near coastal, we need regional models. For the day of the sail the…

Throttling back to slow mode

From the Pacific Northwest and Alaska to Mexico, our best cruising is done in the slow lane Yahtzee and Arrow anchored off the beach at Chacala. “You guys should stay another day to surf, Andy. You don’t have to leave…

Destinations: Finding Hammersley Inlet

Here's our latest installment from Jim Burgoyne of SalishSeaPilot.com on a little known part of Puget Sound... The trip up Hammersley Inlet, to the southwestern-most reaches of Puget Sound, offers some surprises. (Photo by…