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2 days ago

Similar to planning for a long ocean crossing, the checklist for surviving a virus outbreak has similarities. The objective is to make sure you can last as long as possible in the most self-sufficient manner and have redundancy plans. Of course, passages may take up to a month but this virus might last several.  Unlike[Read More]

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9 days ago
Do we sail north to America or over to the UK or do we stay put? If we stay put in Grenada is that a good decision? Will we be forced out of the country? Will Grenada become unsafe? So many uncertainties. Watch our video to see the latest. And find out what our plan A, B, C, D and E are here: https://sailingbritican.com/where-can-we-sail-to-avoid-covid-19/ JOIN US FOR A SAIL ON BRITICAN - The Britican Experience: https://sailingbritican.com/liveaboard-experience/ SUPPORT US ON PATREON AND GET GOODIES - Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/SailingBritican?ty=h CHECK OUT OUR PUBLICATIONS ON AMAZON - USA - VHF Radio Checklists: http://amzn.to/2zycxnK - Checklists for Sailors: http://amzn.to/2jf68I6 - Changing Lifestyles: http://amzn.to/2A5uzOr - Sailboat Buying Guide: https://amzn.to/2WdtRed CHECK OUT OUR PUBLICATIONS ON AMAZON - UK - VHF for Sailors: http://amzn.to/2hnyteM - Checklist for Sailors: http://amzn.to/2hmWrXF - Changing Lifestyles: http://amzn.to/2hn9QyU - Sailboat Buying Guide: https://amzn.to/2JRGvt3 CHECK OUT OUR NAUTICALLY THEMED T-SHIRTS & MORE ON OUR ETSY STORE - https://www.etsy.com/shop/SailingBritican?ref=shop_sugg FIND US ON SOCIAL MEDIA - Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SailingBritican/?ref=hl - Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/SailingBritican - LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=82549277&trk=nav_responsive_tab_profile - Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/kbrown0149/ - Twitter: https://twitter.com/sailingbritican
9 days ago

Where can we sail to avoid COVID-19 pandemic? We have the freedom to hoist our white flappy things, let them fill with air and head in any direction – don’t we? We can sail to an island/country that doesn’t have the virus yet. We can head for a deserted island. Yeah?! Unfortunately, it’s not that[Read More]

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16 days ago
An update as to where we are, what we're doing and our plans for the future. Also check out my article, The COVID-19 Silver Lining For Cruisers here: https://sailingbritican.com/covid-19-silver-lining/ JOIN US FOR A SAIL ON BRITICAN - The Britican Experience: https://sailingbritican.com/liveaboard-experience/ SUPPORT US ON PATREON AND GET GOODIES - Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/SailingBritican?ty=h CHECK OUT OUR PUBLICATIONS ON AMAZON - USA - VHF Radio Checklists: http://amzn.to/2zycxnK - Checklists for Sailors: http://amzn.to/2jf68I6 - Changing Lifestyles: http://amzn.to/2A5uzOr - Sailboat Buying Guide: https://amzn.to/2WdtRed CHECK OUT OUR PUBLICATIONS ON AMAZON - UK - VHF for Sailors: http://amzn.to/2hnyteM - Checklist for Sailors: http://amzn.to/2hmWrXF - Changing Lifestyles: http://amzn.to/2hn9QyU - Sailboat Buying Guide: https://amzn.to/2JRGvt3 CHECK OUT OUR NAUTICALLY THEMED T-SHIRTS & MORE ON OUR ETSY STORE - https://www.etsy.com/shop/SailingBritican?ref=shop_sugg FIND US ON SOCIAL MEDIA - Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SailingBritican/?ref=hl - Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/SailingBritican - LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=82549277&trk=nav_responsive_tab_profile - Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/kbrown0149/ - Twitter: https://twitter.com/sailingbritican
16 days ago

A couple of days ago Simon and I recorded a video to update you as to our current situation. We cover where we are, what’s going on and what our plans are. It seems that there’s a load of information out there – some of it is scary and some of it is inspiring. We’re[Read More]

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16 days ago

Quite a few of my fellow cruisers are in the same boat as Simon, Sienna and me. We all had plans to go somewhere – to island-hop or progress through a series of countries. To head east or west or north or south. Some of us had specific end destinations and others of us had[Read More]

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23 days ago
Are you interested in joining us for Antigua Sailing Week - April 24th to May 1st 2020? To get more information email Simon@SailingBritican.com JOIN US FOR A SAIL ON BRITICAN - The Britican Experience: https://sailingbritican.com/liveaboard-experience/ SUPPORT US ON PATREON AND GET GOODIES - Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/SailingBritican?ty=h CHECK OUT OUR PUBLICATIONS ON AMAZON - USA - VHF Radio Checklists: http://amzn.to/2zycxnK - Checklists for Sailors: http://amzn.to/2jf68I6 - Changing Lifestyles: http://amzn.to/2A5uzOr - Sailboat Buying Guide: https://amzn.to/2WdtRed CHECK OUT OUR PUBLICATIONS ON AMAZON - UK - VHF for Sailors: http://amzn.to/2hnyteM - Checklist for Sailors: http://amzn.to/2hmWrXF - Changing Lifestyles: http://amzn.to/2hn9QyU - Sailboat Buying Guide: https://amzn.to/2JRGvt3 CHECK OUT OUR NAUTICALLY THEMED T-SHIRTS & MORE ON OUR ETSY STORE - https://www.etsy.com/shop/SailingBritican?ref=shop_sugg FIND US ON SOCIAL MEDIA - Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SailingBritican/?ref=hl - Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/SailingBritican - LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=82549277&trk=nav_responsive_tab_profile - Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/kbrown0149/ - Twitter: https://twitter.com/sailingbritican
23 days ago

It’s rather uncommon to find sailing cruisers talking about, or even partaking in, racing a sailboat. Most cruisers sail when the conditions are right and stay put when they’re not. They take their time. Sailing cruisers usually set their sails and then sit back and read a book, take a nap or simply gaze out[Read More]

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1 month ago

When it comes to boat safety it’s quite a broad category.  You might immediately think that it’s just life jackets, a GPS positioning device and Man Overboard equipment but that’s only a very small tip of the iceberg. As with most things boating related, safety is yet another huge category to get your head around. Allow[Read More]

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1 month ago
What is the reality of boat life? Is it mainly about sailing the blue seas or is there way more to it? Here I’ve listed the top ten areas that make up the reality of boat life. Make sure you understand each area so that your expectations are realistic. Read the full article here: https://sailingbritican.com/reality-of-boat-life/ Get our FREE GUIDE: 160+ Steps & Tips to Becoming A Bluewater Cruiser Here: https://sailingbritican.com/bluewater-cruiser-checklist-offer/ JOIN US FOR A SAIL ON BRITICAN - The Britican Experience: https://sailingbritican.com/liveaboard-experience/ SUPPORT US ON PATREON AND GET GOODIES - Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/SailingBritican?ty=h CHECK OUT OUR PUBLICATIONS ON AMAZON - USA - VHF Radio Checklists: http://amzn.to/2zycxnK - Checklists for Sailors: http://amzn.to/2jf68I6 - Changing Lifestyles: http://amzn.to/2A5uzOr - Sailboat Buying Guide: https://amzn.to/2WdtRed CHECK OUT OUR PUBLICATIONS ON AMAZON - UK - VHF for Sailors: http://amzn.to/2hnyteM - Checklist for Sailors: http://amzn.to/2hmWrXF - Changing Lifestyles: http://amzn.to/2hn9QyU - Sailboat Buying Guide: https://amzn.to/2JRGvt3 CHECK OUT OUR NAUTICALLY THEMED T-SHIRTS & MORE ON OUR ETSY STORE - https://www.etsy.com/shop/SailingBritican?ref=shop_sugg FIND US ON SOCIAL MEDIA - Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SailingBritican/?ref=hl - Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/SailingBritican - LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=82549277&trk=nav_responsive_tab_profile - Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/kbrown0149/ - Twitter: https://twitter.com/sailingbritican CREDITS - Extra video clips from Videezy.com
1 month ago

What is the reality of boat life? Is it mainly about sailing the blue seas or is there way more to it? Here I’ve listed the top ten areas that make up the reality of boat life. Make sure you understand each area so that your expectations are realistic. Top 10 – The Reality Of[Read More]

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1 month ago

My 10 tips on sailboat racing for beginners follow some stories I have about our limited racing experiences. By default, we are sailboat cruisers – the exact opposite of racers. But even with our limited experiences, we have had major experiences. Discover how we, as absolute novices, managed to gain some wins and then read[Read More]

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1 month ago
Are you trying to determine where to spend hurricane season while sailing the Caribbean? Let us offer you 10 reasons why this spot is the BEST spot. Find more information at: https://sailingbritican.com/hurricane-season/ JOIN US FOR A SAIL ON BRITICAN - The Britican Experience: https://sailingbritican.com/liveaboard-experience/ SUPPORT US ON PATREON AND GET GOODIES - Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/SailingBritican?ty=h CHECK OUT OUR PUBLICATIONS ON AMAZON - USA - VHF Radio Checklists: http://amzn.to/2zycxnK - Checklists for Sailors: http://amzn.to/2jf68I6 - Changing Lifestyles: http://amzn.to/2A5uzOr - Sailboat Buying Guide: https://amzn.to/2WdtRed CHECK OUT OUR PUBLICATIONS ON AMAZON - UK - VHF for Sailors: http://amzn.to/2hnyteM - Checklist for Sailors: http://amzn.to/2hmWrXF - Changing Lifestyles: http://amzn.to/2hn9QyU - Sailboat Buying Guide: https://amzn.to/2JRGvt3 CHECK OUT OUR NAUTICALLY THEMED T-SHIRTS & MORE ON OUR ETSY STORE - https://www.etsy.com/shop/SailingBritican?ref=shop_sugg FIND US ON SOCIAL MEDIA - Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SailingBritican/?ref=hl - Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/SailingBritican - LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=82549277&trk=nav_responsive_tab_profile - Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/kbrown0149/ - Twitter: https://twitter.com/sailingbritican CREDITS - Extra video clips from Pixabay and Videezy.com
1 month ago

Are you trying to determine where to spend hurricane season while sailing the Caribbean? There are several spots to choose from but our favorite is Grenada. Watch this video to hear our 10 reasons why Grenada is a top spot. And read below for more information. 1. Grenada rarely gets hit by hurricanes. There have[Read More]

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2 months ago

Deciding to homeschool your child or children on land is a massive decision. Not only are you choosing to be responsible for the educational success of a child it’s YOUR child. And then homeschooling on a boat further increases the challenge.  Concerns over your abilities may arise in addition to fears that boat schooling may inadvertently[Read More]

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2 months ago
There are three major areas within the context of boat life problems that are not boat related. They included issues with people aboard, difficulties with people back home and money problems. In this video, we outline the various problems and offer solutions or tips to help make your transition into boat life less overwhelming. For more in-depth information, read our article on: https://sailingbritican.com/boat-life-problems/ Please give us a thumbs up and subscribe to our channel. Then get our FREE checklist about living the liveaboard cruiser life - visit: https://sailingbritican.com/bluewater-cruiser-checklist-offer/ +++++++++++++++ Resources +++++++++++++++ Check out our blog hosting over 400 articles and videos all about sailing/cruising/liveaboard life here: https://sailingbritican.com Visit our Sailing Britican sailing guides/books shop here. All guides are digital. Some hard copy versions are found in our Etsy shop and on Amazon: https://sailingbritican.com/shop/ Check out our one-of-a-kind nautical t-shirts and other sailing gifts at our Etsy shop here: https://www.etsy.com/shop/SailingBritican?ref=shop_sugg Help us to keep making these free educational videos by becoming a part of our Patreon family here: https://www.patreon.com/SailingBritican?ty=h +++++++++++++++ Music Credits +++++++++++++++ None +++++++++++++++ Books on Amazon +++++++++++++++ CHECK OUT OUR PUBLICATIONS ON AMAZON - USA - VHF Radio Checklists: http://amzn.to/2zycxnK - Checklists for Sailors: http://amzn.to/2jf68I6 - Changing Lifestyles: http://amzn.to/2A5uzOr - Sailboat Buying Guide: https://amzn.to/2WdtRed CHECK OUT OUR PUBLICATIONS ON AMAZON - UK - VHF for Sailors: http://amzn.to/2hnyteM - Checklist for Sailors: http://amzn.to/2hmWrXF - Changing Lifestyles: http://amzn.to/2hn9QyU - Sailboat Buying Guide: https://amzn.to/2JRGvt3 +++++++++++++++ Find us here too! +++++++++++++++ - Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/SailingBritican?ty=h - Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SailingBritican/?ref=hl - Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/105774700156303364122/+Sailingbritican/posts - LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=82549277&trk=nav_responsive_tab_profile - Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/kbrown0149/ - Twitter: https://twitter.com/sailingbritican - Ello: @kimharkolabrown
2 months ago

There are three major areas within the context of boat life problems that are not boat related. They included issues with people aboard, difficulties with people back home and money problems. In this article and video, we outline the various problems and offer solutions or tips to help make your transition into boat life less[Read More]

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2 months ago

All the Caribbean islands are awesome and have unique reasons to pay them a visit. The French islands, however, have some absolutely incredible attributes. Islands like Martinique, Guadeloupe (the Windward’s two largest islands), St Martin and St Barts are must-visit destinations. But why? During our first Caribbean season in 2015/2016, we didn’t explore the French[Read More]

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2 months ago
In this boating how-to video, Simon covers a thru-hull fittings seacock replacement. Simon also explains what they are, how they work, how they break and provides a demonstration on how to replace one. To get a checklist on the exact process, links to the products we used in the video and some tips about thru-hull fittings, visit https://sailingbritican.com/thru-hull-fittings/ Please give us a thumbs up and subscribe to our channel. Then get your FREE checklist about living the bluewater cruiser life - visit: https://sailingbritican.com +++++++++++++++ Resources +++++++++++++++ Check out our blog hosting over 400 articles and videos all about sailing/cruising/liveaboard life here: https://sailingbritican.com Visit our Sailing Britican sailing guides/books shop here. All guides are digital. Some hard copy versions are found in our Etsy shop and on Amazon: https://sailingbritican.com/shop/ Check out our one-of-a-kind nautical t-shirts and other sailing gifts at our Etsy shop here: https://www.etsy.com/shop/SailingBritican?ref=shop_sugg Help us to keep making these free educational videos by becoming a part of our Patreon family here: https://www.patreon.com/SailingBritican?ty=h +++++++++++++++ Other Resources & Credits +++++++++++++++ Palm Tree Marine Yacht Services, Grenada: https://www.palmtreemarine.com 3M 5200 on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2Qyxirm Thru-Hull fittings on Amazon: https://amzn.to/300sgqI Pipe wrenches on Amazon: https://amzn.to/300sgqI Seacocks on Amazon: https://amzn.to/36y6tcD Wooden Bungs on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2QXuxyP +++++++++++++++ Books on Amazon +++++++++++++++ CHECK OUT OUR PUBLICATIONS ON AMAZON - USA - VHF Radio Checklists: http://amzn.to/2zycxnK - Checklists for Sailors: http://amzn.to/2jf68I6 - Changing Lifestyles: http://amzn.to/2A5uzOr - Sailboat Buying Guide: https://amzn.to/2WdtRed CHECK OUT OUR PUBLICATIONS ON AMAZON - UK - VHF for Sailors: http://amzn.to/2hnyteM - Checklist for Sailors: http://amzn.to/2hmWrXF - Changing Lifestyles: http://amzn.to/2hn9QyU - Sailboat Buying Guide: https://amzn.to/2JRGvt3 +++++++++++++++ Find us here too! +++++++++++++++ - Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/SailingBritican?ty=h - Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SailingBritican/?ref=hl - Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/105774700156303364122/+Sailingbritican/posts - LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=82549277&trk=nav_responsive_tab_profile - Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/kbrown0149/ - Twitter: https://twitter.com/sailingbritican
2 months ago

In this sailing how-to video, Simon covers a thru-hull fittings seacock replacement. Simon also explains what they are, how they work, how they break and provides a demonstration on how to replace one. Carry on reading below the video to find the products we used during our thru-hull fitting replacement, a checklist that covers the steps[Read More]

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