Boat Gear & Outfitting

Outfitting Our Cruising Catamaran

We purchased our boat new from the Fountaine Pajot factory. The boat buying process was long and challenging, and there were a variety of things we opted to do aftermarket instead of through the factory. Outfitting our boat to cruise around the world was done in several stages. Four Stages to Outfit our Boat First,…

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Bimini Bahamas for Three Days

Bimini was the start, and one of the highlights, of our three-week adventure in the Bahamas aboard our boat, Starry Horizons.  One thing that made it so special was that my cousin Robert came to visit us! Getting to Bimini The only airport in Bimini is the South Bimini Airport (BIM), which operates daily flights from…

Florida

Passage through the Florida Bay

We departed Palmetto Thursday morning at 9 am.  I have done a ton of research on this route, speaking with other boat owners and delivery captains to determine that yes, we can cut through the Florida Bay instead of going around the Keys. The biggest hurdle is the Snake Creek Bridge. Our friend Rick, back…

Boat Gear & Outfitting

Dropping the Temperature

Having a catamaran means we get to enjoy so much living space aboard. A lot of our projects here have been aimed towards improving these spaces.  Another nice perk is our view, with four large windows in the main salon.  However, inside the main salon, without air flow and shade, the heat sky rockets during…

Cruising Lifestyle

Provisioning with the help of Amazon

Provisioning our boat now is an extremely different experience than while in Europe!  Instead of struggling to find certain items (peanut butter) and hauling carts full of food back to the boat with my own manpower, I am taking advantage of our Amazon Prime account and shopping from my couch. Of course, this time I’m…

Boat Gear & Outfitting

Our Anchoring System

The anchor set up is one of the most critical points on the boat. The system has to hold a lot of weight when winds pick up, and Starry Horizons is no light-weight speedster. Here’s what we’ve done to make our anchoring system as good as possible. Anchor Bridle Our bridle set up is 1″…