This post may contain affiliate links. Please read our Disclosure for more info. Living aboard with pets is a common topic among cruisers. If you are living aboard full time or just seasonally, why wouldn't you want to have your pet along with you? They are part of the family as much as anyone … [Read more...] about Living aboard with a boat dog
This May marks our 5th year anniversary of living aboard Blue Turtle. Hard to believe that 5 years ago Randy and I brought Blue Turtle home and moved aboard to live full time. We were complete noobs and had no idea what we were in for. Everything was a learning process. We joke about the fact that … [Read more...] about Celebrating 5 years living aboard – reflections and observations
This post may contain affiliate links. Please read our Disclosure for more info. When Randy and I first decided to live aboard a boat, we really had no idea what we were getting ourselves into. Well, actually my parents were living aboard at the time, so we did have “some” idea: we thought it was … [Read more...] about Living aboard a boat vs. living on land, how is it different?
This post may contain affiliate links. Please read our Disclosure for more info. Randy and I were watching a documentary on Amazon the other night about minimalism and it got me thinking about whether living aboard a boat would be considered minimalism. The documentary titled, Minimalism: A … [Read more...] about Living aboard a boat – is it minimalism?
This post may contain affiliate links. Please read our Disclosure for more info. I think the most popular question when moving aboard a boat is "where am I going to put all my stuff?" If you're like me and don't like clutter, this can be a challenging question. I recently went through Blue Turtle … [Read more...] about Boat interior storage ideas OR where to put all your stuff?
We’ve received several comments and questions about what our thoughts are on a single engine trawler vs. twin engines. Many folks have questions about the maintenance and operational costs as well as safety and redundancy. This topic of single vs. twin is always highly debated and there are good … [Read more...] about Single engine vs. twin engine trawler, maintenance, fuel consumption, costs and other considerations
I've always loved touring the insides of boats. When we were shopping for a trawler, we would try to crawl around every interior possible to get an idea of what style and layouts we liked. I also love to see how other cruisers solve space issues and decorate to make it feel like home. We've been … [Read more...] about Tour inside our cozy live aboard trawler
Randy and I have some exciting news to share! We announced yesterday on our Facebook page that we've been invited to present at TrawlerFest in Stuart, Florida as well as the Yachts Miami Beach show (formerly the Yacht and Brokerage Show). Our presentation, "Cruising to the Dry Tortugas", will … [Read more...] about It’s official, we’ll be presenting at TrawlerFest!
This is a follow up to a post I wrote in February 2013, "Installing a WiFi booster antenna" I wrote a post a few years back about how we purchased and installed a marine WiFi booster from Island Time PC. We've been asked many times by folks how it is working and if it solves the age-old issue of … [Read more...] about Why we are loving our marine WiFi booster now
Blue Turtle crew and "Sophie Claus" hope everyone had a fabulous Christmas with friends and family. Our Christmas was spent at my sister's house where we got to spend quality time with my parent's and sister's family. Sophie Claus even made a visit delivering all the presents for Santa. We … [Read more...] about Happy Holidays from Blue Turtle crew!