Tag: Practical

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

Beat the heat in the Sea of Cortez

How do you stay cool in the Sea of Cortez? Summers place it among the hottest cruising grounds in the world. We’ve spent time during four different summers in the…

/ September 18, 2020

Managing resources: propane on board

We ran out of propane last night. Inconveniently enough (is it ever convenient?) it happened in the middle of cooking dinner. That’s preferable to seeing burner flames fizzle out before…

/ August 10, 2020

How do you know where to anchor?

The deceptively simple question – how do you know where to anchor? – is more nuanced than some imagine. In our hyperconnected world, it’s the kind of straightforward information that…

/ July 15, 2020

Fontaine Pajot Astrea 42: A Comprehensive Review

[embedded content] Fontaine Pajot have recently bought out the Astrea 42, a production catamaran designed and manufactured in France. Fontaine Pajot have been making catamarans for decades, and they are…

/ June 30, 2019