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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.  It’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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Setting Up Electrical Systems on a Boat

Electricity.  It’s something we use every day, but it’s always been one of those mysteries of the world to me.  Volts, watts, hertz/frequency and many other terms all seem like they’re from a foreign language.  Sure, I took physics in high school and can barely remember diagramming out various circuits and doing some calculations, but that…

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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…