Tribit and iClever : The Perfect And Powerful Sailing Companions

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Some days spent sailing could be a little boring, and that’s the truth. One day it’s gonna be full of excitement as the waves crash through the sailboat and the adrenaline rush kicks off but some days are just static as we go wandering around the ocean. We actually have found the perfect sailing companion which happens to be the …

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UberSignal: The Best Device to Boost Your Cellphone Signal When Sailing in the Caribbean

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After 8 months of staying in Marathon, Florida where we had to repair and refurbish our sailboat,  it finally came to the point where we felt that indeed, we were all ready to cross the Gulf Stream all the way to Bimini, Bahamas – and by all, we mean our S/V Empress, Kach, and our onboard kitty cat, Captain Ahab. We …

Your 20 Must-Have Sailing Clothing before You Sail!

Your 20 Must-Have Sailing Clothing before You Sail!

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Ever since we were all young, regardless of being born a Filipino or another nationality, parents will always be parents. Back in my younger days, it’s either my mother or father who will scold me if I haven’t prepared my things for school, a vacation, or even on any event weeks or even a day before– I wasn’t organized when …

How to Choose a Solar Panel System for your Sailboat, RV, or Home, without being an Electrician!

How to Choose a Solar Panel System for your Sailboat, RV, or Home, without being an Electrician!

Jonathan Howe featured-posts, Sailing, sailing-homepage, Travel Blog 2 Comments

Generating your own electricity from renewable sources like photovoltaic panels is nothing new; consumer solar panel systems have been around for quite some time now and have come a long way in the past two decades. What used to be a huge financial investment with a long payback of up to ten years and “professional installers” has developed into a …

Sailboat Restoration - SV Empress - Upgrading our V-Berth Mattress

Sailboat Restoration with S/V Empress – Upgrading our V-Berth Mattress!

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This article is all about our mission to get a good night’s sleep aboard on our live aboard cruising sailboat, SV Empress, by replacing the thin old cushions with a king size, 10-inch thick luxury memory foam mattress from LULL. At the end of this article, you can watch the video showing exactly how we did it! How to Upgrade …

Sailing SV Empress - How we Bought our Dream Live-aboard Sailboat!

Sailing SV Empress – How we Bought our First Live-aboard Sailboat!

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In the middle of the sweltering afternoon heat of the South Florida Keys, we stood and watched nervously as our long-envisioned dream started to rise up out of the water. Empress had been sitting in the water for a little over two years and we had no idea what we might find when we finally lifted her out. Our new sailboat, …

San Blas Sailing - Panama to Colombia via the San Blas Islands with Ave Maria Sailing

San Blas Sailing – Panama to Colombia via the San Blas Islands with Ave Maria Sailing

Kach Umandap - Howe Destination, Sailing, South America & Antarctica, Travel Blog, Travel Guides 46 Comments

There’s a very good reason why we decided to go on a San Blas sailing trip – For anyone looking to travel from Central to South America via the Pan American Highway will ultimately run into the same barrier – The Darien Gap, a huge area of dense jungle and swamp, 160km long and 50 km wide, separating Panama from Colombia, …