A forum thread. One participant asks how she can tell a boat that's suitable for blue-water sailing. The result is a thoughtful discussion of boat qualities, with a number of specific boats mentioned. Size, displacement, cockpit location, layout
After moving aboard, sailing 7,000 miles, and spending four years "with a permanent cruising lifestyle," one woman tells it like it is: her daily routine, emotions, social life and relationships in a small space, boat work, comfort, spare time and other topics.
37-point checklist when putting to sea. Most entries concern equipment.
For those who like checklists, compare yours with these extensive equipment and procedure lists for anchoring or mooring, departure or arrival, on daysailing, overnight, or long-distance trips.
Tips for your first three-week summer coastal cruise, with an emphasis on comfort and crew morale. 5 pages with cartoons.