Category Archives: Provisioning

Article in SAIL Magazine: $9 for Spam?! Prepping for the Bahamas!

Is Spam in the Bahamas really $9.00?  Find out in the November issue of SAIL Magazine, featuring an article by Yours Truly!  Peter Nielsen over at SAIL asked me a while back for a piece with tips on preparing for … Continue reading

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BV1: Packing, Weather Planning & Passage Day One

On the first day of packing, my Captain gave to me (must be sung in true partridge manner): “A spare bilge pump for the aft cubb-beeey!” Okay, so the packing took WAY more than twelve days, but we’ll get back … Continue reading

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Pack Smart, Pack Safe & Book Giveaway #3

“Thru-hulls?  Oh, hush!  Nothing goes through my hull.”  You gotta love Mitch!  And every other new boat owner out there who is in that particular stage of boat-buying grief: Denial. When he thinks he is the only person in the … Continue reading

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#86: How to Provision & Prepare Your Boat for Passage

Provisioning for passage.  Stowing goods on the boat (according to weight).  Power conservation while underway.  Watch schedules.  Sleep arrangements.  You name it.  A ton of good, hopefully helpful info for you all while we are preparing our boat to shove … Continue reading

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Cuba Prep Update!

ERRNNGH.  ERRNGH.  We interrupt your regularly-scheduled program for this important announcement: Phillip and I just filed our Permit to Enter Cuba! Hey crew!  I thought I would take a short break from the Atlantic-crossing saga to get you all a … Continue reading

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Ch. 4: Paris Panties and Provisioning Tips

I guess we should talk about the really important stuff before we get to the panties. Fuel: While there were many, many critical provisions we needed to stock on the boat, fuel was one of the first items to come … Continue reading

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Provisioning for Passage with “Broccoli Crappola”

May 2-4, 2014: While they were certainly barreling into the slip, it turned out the “Coming in Hot!” boys didn’t really need our help.  About half-way into the slip, the skipper threw it in reverse full throttle and nudged right … Continue reading

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Bonnie the Bunny

April 20, 2014: Tomorrow was it.  We were going to head out around daybreak to make our final passage south to the Keys.  We were beyond excited.  We spent the morning cleaning and readying the boat for the next day’s … Continue reading

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April 3, 2014 – Shoving Off!

Well folks, this is it.  April 3rd.  Shove-off day.  Departure day.  THE day.  And, we were ready.  Beyond ready.  All the trips to the stores, the packing and inventorying of the boat, the freezer meals, everything was ready.  All we … Continue reading

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April 2, 2014 – We Need to Buy Stock in Publix

Now that we had all of the NON-perishables packed on the boat, it was time to make the last final run to Publix for the perishables.         And, I say “final” because we took quite a beating at … Continue reading

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