Is Coppercoat the Best Antifouling for Your Boat?

CopperCoat antifouling bottom coating is a very polarizing topic. While researching what antifouling bottom paint to use on our Tartan 37 we heard everything from "It's Magic!" to "It's Snake oil".  Surprisingly we didn't hear a whole lot of opinions in the middle, which only made the decision making process more difficult...

What’s the deal with Centerboards?

Most of you who have followed our journey for some time are familiar with our somewhat infamous centerboard issue, where we ran aground in the Illinois river in 8' of water when our boat should only draw 4'. We'd like to take this opportunity to talk a little bit about the pros and cons of the centerboard system and shed some light on how we've been using it with real life examples.

How to Prepare your Boat for Dry Storage over Hurricane Season

Storing your boat away for hurricane season is a daunting task. There's not much you can really do if Mother Nature conjures up her worst, but with proper planning and solid preparation you'll sleep better knowing you did your best -- and short of suffering the direct hit of a cat 4 or cat 5 hurricane -- your boat should survive!

  • SV Soulianis a Tartan 37 | Sailing Soulianis

How Much Does it Cost to Buy a Bluewater Sailboat?

Many of us feel uncomfortable talking about money. Which is probably why a lot of us are so poor at managing money and understanding finances. We want to help change that -- at least as far as it relates to sailing, and cruising.

  • Sailboats in a boatyard in Guaymas MX | Sailing Soulianis

How to Buy the Right Sailboat for You

With so many different boats out there, how do you find the right one?  Where do you start?  What do you look for?  There are thousands of threads in online forums asking the same question. I'm no sailboat guru, able to look into a crystal ball to find the perfect boat for you.  But, I can talk about our experience and hopefully you'll learn a thing or two, including a few things not to do.

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