I’m re-publishing this story that I wrote in summer of 2017 because of the interest the individual post has continued to generate monthly. I’m hoping that the Coombes are happy and healthy in England with no regrets on their decisions. But if there are regrets, perhaps they might think about giving it another go? I’m not sure any of us could prepare for a rudder loss in the middle of the Atlantic and none of us should armchair quarterback their decisions. Regardless, the 2017 hurricane season would have mixed up the seas in the Caribbean to the point where finding the boat (Dove II) might be impossible. Click the links, reading the original story and subsequent stories I’ve written. Continue reading
Good morning, hope your weekend was great- I’m re-posting this blog and post from Cannons to Cruising because they were kind enough to mention LiveFree2SailFast in here as one of the sailing blogs they follow; which totally made my day. I’m so stoked when this tiny blog gets any mention from anywhere. I’m hoping you’ll read her post, follow the links to her site and consider following her site too, she’s recently finished a new book and is working on getting it published and they have a baby who is growing up on their sailboat,,,,,not a bad life. Continue reading
I don’t know why my re-blogs come out with black backgrounds or if they look this way once I hit publish,, but it annoys me too. Take the time to look through this link as smaller bloggers who might be in here want you to read their stuff and perhaps find their blog to follow. I know I do! Take a look through, there’s probably a blog for everyone’s taste- Continue reading
Have you ever slowed down to look at one of Opinionated Man’s Meet and Greet’s? They’re great events that he’s run for several years with several thousand posts in them, lots of bloggers waiting to be discovered by you-
Also, make sure to check out the new Instagram site; @LiveFree2SailFastBoatDog-
Check this story about from WordPress, may effect your blogging and website options and publicity. I just setup my own Facebook Business site to share my blog posts and website highlights,,,,and now the sharing options are changing!
Starting August 1, Facebook will no longer allow third-party tools to automatically post to Profiles. Here’s how it affects you.
Yep, a re-blog for one of my first posts in several weeks, but a great short story with good pictures from a young couple living on a small sailboat,,,,with a new baby, a writing career and a husband with a full time job- Take a look and give it a read. Perhaps consider following them,,,,as they often have good ideas for small boats-
Ever actually pulled out of the slip with a tiny baby on-board,,,,,when you are not the boat guest? Here’s a couple writing their own story while living on a boat with a tiny baby- take a read for some great tips- Continue reading
I’m republishing this post and another about some of the sailing aids I’ve used from Captain Chris Couch because I wrote them while still owning Tulum IV. I still use them now that we’ve moved on to another sailboat and they still have value. Read on… Continue reading
Another story I think has value but was written several years ago. The techniques and mental cues described here are still relevant and I still use them and urge you to use them. Nothing makes me more happy than when someone comments that they didn’t like my ideas the first time, but when they got back to their own boat and had a stressful situation; they started to understand some of my preparedness. To me, the more I prepare, the more at ease I am in stressful situations. Read on…. Continue reading