This page offers some downloads that may be helpful to anyone that pursues the cruising lifestyle.
I have limited this selection to very specific topics that I feel are important to everyone cruising on the oceans.

Click on any link and then download the file to your computer.

They are all FREE.. just let me know if you find any broken links.


Each link below will take you to another page where items under that category will be available



This very short little booklet (26 pages) will have you finding your location anywhere on the globe in about 30 minutes if you have a current Nautical Almanac and a good time piece or radio to get time signals.
By Arthur Piver....Out of Print

Don't bother with all that math and theory on celestial navigation. Just follow this simple guide.


 How to "Heave-To".

A  sailors most important safety tactic.
In heavy weather or just want to stop the boat and rest for a while. This maneuver should be practiced by every cruising sailor before you actually need it.


Here is a simple drawing depicting how to make your own watermaker. The unit laid out here will make about 150 gallons per day. Nearly all cruisers can afford to build this one no matter what your budget.

Safe Anchoring Guide

Everything you need to know about anchoring

 Windvane Self-steering.

This is a DIY project for anyone wanting to build your own windvane. This document is mostly for vessels that have "Transom Mounted Rudders" such as Bristol Channel Cutter, Westsail, Dreadnaught, Etc. 

  Cruising Guides...   in .ZIP and .PDF formats

Dominican Republic Guide

 Haiti Guide

 Jamaican Guide

 Cayman Islands Guide

 Trinidad Guide

 Dominica Guide

 Thinking Mans Guide

 Not sure how current or valuable these are. But check them out and see if you can use them

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