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Forum: General Cruising Forum 12-14-2019, 03:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 748
Posted By SailinFamily
Stocking stuffers for cruising planners

I'm trying to think of stocking stuffers for my husband who is actively planning our next long-term cruising getaway.
I started a list below. Any suggestions are VERY appreciated!

1. spear...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 11-15-2019, 04:06 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 493
Posted By SailinFamily
eXXpedition- cleaning up our oceans

I discovered Exxpedition, an all-female research expedition to investigate the causes of and solutions to ocean plastic pollution. What an amazing experience for young women (or any women) around...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 10-27-2019, 02:42 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 706
Posted By SailinFamily
stay safe- update your charts and apps

A friend of mine recently ran aground and did some serious damage to his boat (thankfully nobody was injured) due to allegedly inaccurate charts. However, when we dug into it, turns out my friend...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 09-18-2019, 02:17 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 837
Posted By SailinFamily
AIS on Navionics Boating App?!

Did ya'll see that AIS is available through the Navionics app now?! https://navionics.com/usa/features/ais

This is a feature that was historically only available to pretty high end equipment. I...
Forum: The Med, Atlantic & Caribbean 09-08-2019, 07:38 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 826
Posted By SailinFamily
Crazy Evacuation Stories

Being from the FL east coast and having a toddler, we decided to evacuate for Dorian as it approached us as a Cat 4 (and later a Cat5) storm.* We went over to St. Petersburg on the FL west coast and...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 08-12-2019, 01:54 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 686
Posted By SailinFamily
Getting young kids involved

Our son is 2 now and we've been trying to get him involved in helping plan trips and other boating activities. We look at pictures of anchorages and stops along the way and he helps choose potential...
Forum: The Med, Atlantic & Caribbean 05-30-2019, 12:24 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,056
Posted By SailinFamily
Updated charts in FL after Cat5 hurricane

For those of you that boat in hurricane zones, you are well aware of the ravages that a Category5 hurricane can take on a coastline. After Hurricane Michael hit last year the waterways changed...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 11-01-2018, 01:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,672
Posted By SailinFamily
Finally some answers from Garmin about Navionics acquisition

Well we finally have some answers about the direction that Garmin plans to go with their Navionics acquisition. At the Fort Lauderdale Boat Show today they announced that Garmin will be releasing a...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 10-04-2018, 01:20 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,069
Posted By SailinFamily
What topics most interest you to learn more about?

If you answered "Other" to the poll above please give your suggestions below. If you have any comments or feedback about the options above in the poll please include those below as well. Thanks!
Forum: General Cruising Forum 09-07-2018, 08:34 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,240
Posted By SailinFamily
Cruising the Great Loop

I have the opportunity to host a free webinar on Cruising America's Great Loop on Thursday September 20th at 7pm eastern. I'll be hosting experts from Waterway Guide as well as America's Great Loop...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 08-30-2018, 07:36 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,417
Posted By SailinFamily
Crossing to the Bahamas

We are doing a crossing over to the Bahamas from South Florida soon (with the fall winds on their way). Anyone else planning on doing this crossing in the next couple of months?
Forum: The Med, Atlantic & Caribbean 08-10-2018, 06:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,429
Posted By SailinFamily
Link doesn't work, but yes, that refers to the...

Link doesn't work, but yes, that refers to the "other rumors" I mentioned... do you know if this is true?
Forum: The Med, Atlantic & Caribbean 08-06-2018, 05:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,429
Posted By SailinFamily
Passage Key rumors?

Anyone know anything about Passage Key (on the west coast of FL around the St. Pete area) and the current regulations? I heard (among other rumors...any info on those?) that it is a bird sanctuary...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 07-19-2018, 06:46 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,484
Posted By SailinFamily
Very old post, I know, but an interesting topic. ...

Very old post, I know, but an interesting topic. We actually always have electronic charts in our chartplotter as well as the Navionics app on our phones. And Navionics actually just did a ton of...
Forum: The Multihull Club 07-19-2018, 06:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,482
Posted By SailinFamily
yeesh! thank you!

yeesh! thank you!
Forum: Power & Electronics 07-07-2018, 04:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,044
Posted By SailinFamily
Navionics has an option to display satellite view...

Navionics has an option to display satellite view also. This is helpful when entering a new harbor and things like that.
Another huge advantage of Navionics app is that you do not need wifi or...
Forum: The Multihull Club 07-07-2018, 04:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,482
Posted By SailinFamily
Fixer upper sailing cat?

We found a listing for a 44' sailing cat that sank (one engine went under, one hull and one a/c) .... I'm assuming in salt water.
No mast or sails.
Does anyone have any experience fixing up a...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 07-07-2018, 04:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,755
Posted By SailinFamily
Yep, I use the Navionics app for tides all the...

Yep, I use the Navionics app for tides all the time. There are some good tutorials on how to use tides in the app on youtube but the short version is:
1. within the app click menu
2. click weather...
Forum: Cruiser's Market 07-07-2018, 04:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 6,218
Posted By SailinFamily
That's a great question, especially in the...

That's a great question, especially in the Bahamas and with all those storms that have hit in the past couple years.... lots of changes out there.
Even if they aren't updated you can use the card...
Forum: The Med, Atlantic & Caribbean 05-29-2018, 01:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,800
Posted By SailinFamily
Yes, sailed quite a bit around Great Harbour. ...

Yes, sailed quite a bit around Great Harbour. Love that area. And when you call it a "hidey-hole" you are very correct. For those of you that are not familiar with this area this is the current...
Forum: The Med, Atlantic & Caribbean 05-28-2018, 01:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,800
Posted By SailinFamily
Changes in the Florida Keys

Has anyone tried updating their charts in South Florida and the Florida Keys since last hurricane season (specifically Irma)? I went out and noticed a lot of differences in what I was seeing in real...
Forum: Living Aboard 05-20-2018, 09:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,970
Posted By SailinFamily
thank you! those are some good idea.. and yes,...

thank you! those are some good idea.. and yes, we are already rather addicted to the Costco bacon. ;)
Forum: Living Aboard 05-11-2018, 06:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,970
Posted By SailinFamily
Keto and Sailing?

When we lived aboard (cruising, not on the hook or at a dock) we ate a lot of local breads, beans, rice, etc with our catches of fish or whatever local fare the sea offered us. However, we are now...
Forum: The Med, Atlantic & Caribbean 05-11-2018, 06:55 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,457
Posted By SailinFamily
Chartering in the Caribbean

Great informative webinar for those of us thinking of chartering in the Caribbean (and there is even a discount code to use!)

https://youtu.be/rfRkVnpV6xo
Forum: General Cruising Forum 04-19-2018, 07:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,661
Posted By SailinFamily
Great points on the dinghy! That's what we found...

Great points on the dinghy! That's what we found when we cruised before our son came along too. Thanks for the advice
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