Thinking about cruising more distant destinations? On Tuesday, November 25, at 8:00 pm Eastern/7:00 pm Central, Liza Copeland discusses the many aspects to be considered and provides answers based on her years of long-term cruising. Applicable for crossing the Great Lakes or even oceans, Technical and Practical Preparations for Cruising provides a wealth of information on preparing for your cruise. Click here for more information and to register for this webinar.
Choosing the right boat and equipment for the voyage planned within budget limitations. Size, design and outfitting (re-fitting) for open water - rigs and sails: anchors, rodes and anchoring techniques; dinghies and life rafts; electrical systems and power management; engines and fuels. Weather and routing considerations when planning, charts & guide books; accessing weather and communication options; cruising costs and money management; insurance, boat and medical; safety equipment and strategies to practise; comfort on deck and below; stowage, spares and tools; pets and kids. Setting the date to leave the dock. . .