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Miami Boat Show Overview

Behind the Annapolis Sailboat Show, the Miami Boat Show our second choice for favorite boat shows.  We’ve attended twice, once a few months after we placed the order for our boat, and once the year after that, when we sailed the boat to Miami in time to attend the...
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Books for Offshore Medical Treatment

Any long-term cruising or minor offshore passage is going to involve spending time away from easy access to health care.  Even when you are near health care, there’s always going to be a risk factor in getting medical attention – in the States, the damage might...
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Gift Ideas for Cruisers & Sailors

Buying gifts for cruisers is hard – we have limited space and tend to live minimalist lifestyles. But, there are plenty of items out there that are great gifts for cruisers! Table of Contents - Click to Jump For the Active SailorFor Happy HourFor the FishermanDigital...
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Starting our Library: Books for Cruisers

We are both huge readers on Starry Horizons, and we read to entertain and to learn.  Our bookshelf is limited, so we keep it full of the best reference books for cruisers. Table of Contents - Click to Jump KindlesReference ManualsFish Books Planning Books Sailing...
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Fountaine Pajot Sailing Channels

Before Starry Horizons was launched, we spent years dreaming about cruising. Back in the day, there weren’t nearly the number of sailing channels that there are now. In fact – La Vagabonde, undoubtably the most famous YouTube channel, started the same week we did!...
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Choosing our Trampoline

One of the things that was quickly apparent to us when we were checking out the Helia at the Annapolis boat show was that the factory trampoline was not going to be suitable for us.  The trampoline was essentially a large, open net and quite “stretchy”, for lack...
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Headsails: Gennakers, Screechers and Reachers… Oh My!

Figuring out what kind of sails your boat needs is not always a straight-forward and simple question.  All sailboats need sails, right?  But each sailboat may have a different set of needs.  Most cruising boats come standard with a small headsail and a mainsail....
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Choosing our Electronics

I’ll admit it, I’m a bit of a nerd.  I like technology and while I’m not the most technologically advanced person in my family (here’s looking at you o’ brother of mine…) I think I come in at a solid second place.  Therefore, the...
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Book Review: The Care and Feeding of Sailing Crew

I just finished The Care and Feeding of Sailing Crew, by Lin and Larry Pardey This book is definitely famous among the sailing crew, and I was itching for a read about the domestic topics of boat life. Topics I Skipped Parts of the book were tough and I skipped right through them...
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