Cruising

Sometimes, writes Dini Martinez, the best kept secrets are in your own backyard.

Take this down-time to build extra storage wherever you can.

Got some spare stuff lying around? What could you make?

Can the chaos of sailing a yacht in a storm, asks Kim Klaka, be made easier with the assurance of science?

The report emphasised the need to adopt long-term thinking and strategies to reduce the number of vessels abandoned in our waters.

Ideas Locker shows you how to do your laundry without having to mingle at the laundromat.

The vessel was reportedly at anchor offshore when the anchor failed, allowing the vessel to drift.

Rob Keeley visits a national park which can only be reached by hiking for a week, catching a light plane, or by sailing.

A Dutch bluewater yacht with Australian and New Zealand pedigree? Wietze and Janneke explain their choices.

If you want to save your self some time plus visit a welcoming port, Lester Gabriel suggests The Narrows should be considered.

An unwanted encounter with any of these dangerous fauna can happen without warning, so it is essential that you, your crew and passengers are prepared.

Imagine the chaos that would ensue if your boat was struck by lightning? Thankfully Rob Weatherburn lived to tell the tale.

A sea mine is cheap, easy to use, and highly effective at blockading chokepoints.

A long lost recording triggers a most amazing sailing memory for Frederic Martini, with lasting after effects.

River Rat and Sylvia Talbot are off again exploring new rivers and destinations in places that only a trailer sailer can access.