Matt C

Matt has been boating around Florida for over 25 years in everything from small powerboats to large cruising catamarans. He currently lives aboard a 38-foot Cabo Rico sailboat with his wife Lucy and adventure dog Chelsea. Together, they cruise between winters in The Bahamas and summers in the Chesapeake Bay.

RV park costs

Cost to Build an RV Park

There are lots of reasons people might wonder, “How much does it cost to build an RV park?” Some folks might wonder how a campground can justify its prices, while others might be looking to take a deep dive into the RV industry to see for themselves. Like many new …

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RV power converters

Best RV Power Converter

Some parts of your RV are much less glamorous and interesting than others. The electrical system is one of those that you probably take for granted. When you first start camping, you just want the lights to come on and go off when you tell them!  But once you start …

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boat's beam

What is a Boat’s Beam?

A boat’s beam is the widest point of the boat. It’s an important measurement to know, just like the length of your boat is vital to know. Like many things in boat design, the beam is one of the tools that yacht designers tinker with to get just the right …

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bed beds and boat mattresses

Best Boat Beds Improvements

Something that gets less attention than it should in the boating world is boat beds. Boat makers equip boats with various sleeping options, some comfortable and others not. Very few boats are designed for long-term living from the outset, though, so nearly every boat to float off the assembly line …

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boat binoculars

Top Best Marine Binoculars

It’s hard to imagine a sea-faring captain standing at the helm of his tall ship and barking orders to his swabs, without seeing a collapsable brass telescope, or spyglass, in his hand.  We sail small ships these days, and we usually have fewer swabs to order around. But we do …

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sailboat autopilot

6 Best Sailboat Autopilot Systems

Hand steering a sailboat is so much fun–until it isn’t. In actuality, it’s tiring work that requires more concentration than we can give it for very long. Racing sailboats switch helmspersons regularly, and offshore passagemakers never rely solely on hand steering. In fact, a breakdown of automatic steering is a …

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RV covers protect your investment

Finding the Best RV Cover

RV covers are the topic of fierce debate online. Proponents say they can protect your investment, saving you time and money in the long run. Those opposed say they might just do more harm than good and damage your camper’s paint job or fiberglass. So which is it?  Like most …

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Cutter rigged sailboat

Cutter Rigged Sailboats

Cutter rigs are often more prevalent in boating magazines and theory than they are in your marina. Most cruising sailboats are Bermuda rigged sloops with just one permanently attached headsail. So, are two headsails better than one? Or, are they double the trouble? History of Cutters  Cutters became popular in …

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