Category: Cruising tips

Saving water on a sailboat

Saving water on a sailboat is not something I ever really thought about until I started to live on one. I am ashamed to admit that I have never been the worlds biggest eco-warrior. Sure, I dutifully did my recycling, I took my canvas bags to the supermarket and...
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How much does it really cost to live on board a sailboat?

How much does it cost to live on board a sailboat? The question we needed the answer to beyond any other question was how much does it REALLY cost to live on a sailboat. We scoured the internet for clues and got figures ranging from £500 a month to...
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Anchoring for idiots (by two idiots)

Life aboard has had some incredible ups recently, which I will of course rub in your faces sometime soon, but there is a dark side to sailing that you may not be familiar with. It’s name is anchoring. Anchors are famous sailing symbols. Their designs decorate bags and dresses,...
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Sailing in Argostoli, Kephalonia: A cruisers guide

Sailing to bustling Argostóli (Αργοστόλι), Kefalonia’s main harbour and a port of entry to Greece, was a little intimidating to us newbie sailors. So we decided to share what we had learnt in the hopes of making someone elses journey a little easier! Sadly much of Argostoli was destroyed by...
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How to get the internet at sea when sailing

One of our main problems living this ‘off grid’ lifestyle has been how to get internet at sea while cruising on a sailboat. Obviously, the ideal would be if we didn’t need the internet. When we set off on this adventure we loved the idea of cutting ties, being...
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Buying a sailboat to sail the world in

Before we started the process of buying a sailboat to sail the world in we had no idea what to do or how to go about finding out, so we’ve put our sailboat purchase experience into an easy summary for those of you thinking of doing the same. One...
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TEPAI cruising tax-how to pay online

A step by step guide to paying your TEPAI cruising tax online Since the Greeks confirmed the new TEPAI cruising tax was in force there has been endless confusion about the process (us included)! We know many people who have managed to navigate the system with no problem at...
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The best ever hot chocolate recipe for sailing!

There is nothing that will pick up cold, damp spirits more than a rich, indulgent cup of hot chocolate while sailing, so I’m posting my fail proof hot chocolate recipe for sailing. On SV Hot Chocolate we know better than most how that warm, rich pudding in a mug...
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