Tag: Gear

Insider ideas: Totem’s 2020 gift guide

Every year we put a holiday gift guide together, to help pick out something special for the cruisers and cruisers-to-be on your list. This year, the suggestions have a new…

/ November 25, 2020

Bringing holiday spirit cruising

If you’re cruising, you must be flexible. The weather doesn’t adapt to your plans. Familiar products you know from home may not be accessible. And yes, the familiar must have…

/ November 21, 2020

Preparing a boat for haulout

Leaving Puerto Peñasco’s harbor in our wake last December, I really expected it would be years – many years! – before we returned. But, 2020! Now we’re preparing to haulout…

/ September 1, 2020

Bookaholic while cruising

Can you ever have enough books? When we bought our magic carpet in 2007, Totem’s shelf space was leaner than suited our family, particularly with three young children at a…

/ July 20, 2020

Offshore crewing and inclusion

The catch-22 of getting offshore experience: being required to have prior offshore experience in order to join a crew. Where can the hopeful offshore sailor begin? Yesterday morning I joined…

/ June 8, 2020

Embrace the boring

Totem recently made landfall in Baja after a placid passage of a little over three days: north up the coast of Mexico’s mainland from Matanchen Bay, then across the Sea…

/ April 24, 2020