Monthly Archives: December 2014

Using A Kayak As A Dinghy

Using A Kayak As A Dinghy

The topic of using a kayak as a dinghy is one that comes up from time to time on some of the boat forums. The usual answers are “No Way” from your typical cruiser with an inflatable with 9.9 HP or larger outboard. And “Hell Yeah” from minimalists like Cowboy Bob. The right answer is… Read More

Cruising Without An Engine…Crazy Sailboaters!

Cruising Without An Engine…Crazy Sailboaters!

A few nights ago when I was paddling back to the boat I met Cowboy Bob. Bob is anchored just across the channel from us. During the course of our conversation I mentioned our engine troubles. That’s when Bob told me that he’s been cruising without an engine for more than 10 years. He plans… Read More

Kayaking The Florida Keys – Our Favorite Spots

Kayaking The Florida Keys – Our Favorite Spots

Why am I writing a post about kayaking the Florida Keys now that we’re no longer there? I guess I’ve been feeling a little uninspired lately with some of the problems we’ve been having. Besides our engine dying, the house batteries on the boat are pretty much shot. Those are the big batteries that power… Read More