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. Kindles We are firm proponents of electronic media.  We both have Kindle Paperwhites that we...

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 of a...

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....
Helia 44 Interior Nav

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...