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Couples Cruising

Here you will find stories about cruising as a couple—the adventures couples share, the challenges some face, and how others have learned to balance life aboard with their captains and first mates. From choosing the right boat to figuring out who does what and when, setting out on your trawler as a couple and sharing the cruising lifestyle together is not always easy, but it can be rewarding.

Southbound Blog: ‘Dreamboat’ Musings From St. Petersburg

 Maybe some of you dream about flying, too. I dream that I can stay aloft by sheer will—no airplane, jut me flying. My dream flights are visceral. Sometimes they’re recreational and thrilling. Sometimes I must use my flying powers to escape villains. Yesterday, for the…

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Boating—The Last Bastion of Manhood!

I am somewhat scared to begin this article–but I feel–as a manly man–that this needs to be set down on paper (or in this case electronic pulses) for the sake of posterity. I want it to be noted that these are my thoughts only, I…

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The Power Of A Lady

Three years ago, we bought a boat… shotly before we could afford it.  I had been dreaming of the day for quite some time. I read PMM faithfully and spent countless hours poring over the articles and daydreaming in the classifieds. I had even completed…

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Pacific Trawler 40

When Miriam and Bruce Cullen went shopping for a new boat, one thing was certain: It had to feel like home. For cruising in the Pacific Northwest, they wanted the shelter of a pilothouse with super visibility. But they also wanted a flybridge because the…

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Mainland Circumnavigation

We purchased Suprr, our Nordhavn 46 in Southern France in 2003. During the next four years, we cruised the Mediterranean for two seasons and then crossed the Atlantic to Antigua, spending two seasons in the Caribbean. The next phase was a Panama Canal transit and passage…

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Considering The Cruising Lifestyle?

For me, it is hard to recall the first “let’s buy a boat and cruise the world” conversation. I can tell you that it wasn’t long ago, and in the course of only one year, my husband Wayne and I had sold everything we owned…

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Five Year Plan

“This is home now.” That was several thousand miles ago, but my husband’s words and that first day aboard Heron, our 1981 Grand Banks Classic 42-foot trawler, are still fresh in my mind. Our journey had begun long before that day-with a plan. In some ways,…

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