Fishing Gear for Cruisers: How We Caught Our Five Best Fish in 2017

David and I are not shy about it – we suck at fishing. Sadly, a lot of it is for lack of trying; just shear laziness discourages us from putting our lines out. But in early 2017, we went through our fishing gear for cruisers, gave it a good polish, and revamped our set up....

Communications While Offshore Sailing

A lot has changed since we took off to go cruising, and as we’ve learned, our communications plan has changed with the times.  Now it is easier than ever for us to keep in touch while we are offshore sailing, and we expect that the near future is going to see massive...

New Marriage Savers

One of our favorite pieces of gear aboard Starry Horizons are our marriage saver headsets. Why Do You Need Marriage Savers? David and I are anchored in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia when another sailboat pulls up ahead of us to anchor.  The man is upfront, getting ready to drop the...

Repairing Our Quick Chain Counter Sensor

A good anchoring system is crucial for a cruising sailboat.  We rely on our anchor system to keep our boat, our possessions, and our lives safe. Chain Counter Stopped Working While we were coming across the Pacific last year, the Quick anchor chain counter that’s...

Set Up & Review of our Sea Eagle 370 Pro Kayak

We don’t have a boat full of toys, like some people do, but we do have an inflatable tandem kayak onboard that we bought in Florida back in March (an anniversary gift to each other!). We christened the kayak Aquila (an eagle constellation). Out Chasing Stars is a...

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....

Outfitting Our Catamaran with Solar Panels

In this post, we tackle a big project for our outfitting – solar panels.  Solar panels are the most popular method of gaining power for a cruising boat and on a catamaran, there’s tons of room for solar panels. First of all, massive thanks go out to another Helia...

Custom Enclosure and Hardtop for Cruising Catamaran

Pretty much the biggest reason we brought the boat all the way from France to Palmetto to do our outfitting was that we wanted to work with the guys that our boat guru Pat had lined up to create a custom hardtop and enclosure for the helm and cockpit. From the factory, the only...