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Five Things We Use ALL the Time

We bought a lot of stuff as we moved onto Starry Horizons.  Some items were duds that we never use, but there are a few that we are surprised to find ourselves pulling out all the time: 1) Electric Bug Zapper David picked up this bad boy that electrocutes bugs. It’s pretty ingenious, and we’ve found it…

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What’s in My Galley

I love to cook, and while I certainly am not cooking complicated foods like I did when we lived on land, we are certainly not suffering. David and I eat very well aboard Starry Horizons; three square meals, healthy snacks, lots of fresh food. Thankfully, our galley has a lot more space than most boats…

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New Boat Cards for Cruisers

There have been a number of times where we have been at boat shows or meeting people and talking about our life.  Back in the early days, we wished we had an easier way to exchange information other than just writing down emails on a spare scrap of paper.  Boat cards sound pretty common in…

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Man Overboard Prevention

This is a topic no one particularly likes to contemplate. ┬áIt’s great to be prepared for a man overboard scenario, and Amy and I have been trained to handle the boat if one of us goes overboard, we do focus more on prevention. Years ago, I was captaining one of the dinner cruise boats out…

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Mantus Anchor Review

We’ve logged over 30,000 nm on our boat over the past five years, but even with all that sailing, we still have been stationary over 85% of our nights. And most of the time, that’s at anchor with our trusty Mantus Anchor. Why We Picked Mantus Since we are small business owners ourselves, we especially…

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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! For the Active Sailor Dyneema is incredibly useful around the boat, and though it’s expensive, small amounts are often needed for projects. Soft shackles…