We’ve received several comments and questions about what our thoughts are on a single engine trawler vs. twin engines. Many folks have questions about the maintenance and operational costs as well as safety and redundancy. This topic of single vs. twin is always highly debated and there are good … [Read more...] about Single engine vs. twin engine trawler, maintenance, fuel consumption, costs and other considerations
I've always loved touring the insides of boats. When we were shopping for a trawler, we would try to crawl around every interior possible to get an idea of what style and layouts we liked. I also love to see how other cruisers solve space issues and decorate to make it feel like home. We've been … [Read more...] about Tour inside our cozy live aboard trawler
Randy and I have some exciting news to share! We announced yesterday on our Facebook page that we've been invited to present at TrawlerFest in Stuart, Florida as well as the Yachts Miami Beach show (formerly the Yacht and Brokerage Show).Our presentation, "Cruising to the Dry Tortugas", will … [Read more...] about It’s official, we’ll be presenting at TrawlerFest!
This is a follow up to a post I wrote in February 2013, "Installing a WiFi booster antenna" I wrote a post a few years back about how we purchased and installed a marine WiFi booster from Island Time PC. We've been asked many times by folks how it is working and if it solves the age-old issue of … [Read more...] about Why we are loving our marine WiFi booster now
Blue Turtle crew and "Sophie Claus" hope everyone had a fabulous Christmas with friends and family. Our Christmas was spent at my sister's house where we got to spend quality time with my parent's and sister's family. Sophie Claus even made a visit delivering all the presents for Santa.We … [Read more...] about Happy Holidays from Blue Turtle crew!
Before I get into the holiday stuff I thought I would mention that our blog is sporting a new look. I've revamped it some to hopefully make it easier to navigate. I also recently changed our blog feed service (the one that notifies you via email that a new post is available to read) over to a new … [Read more...] about Blue Turtle is ready for the holidays
Come celebrate the Christmas spirit at the 28th Annual Fort Myers Beach Christmas Boat Parade. The parade is held on Saturday, December 3rd and starts at Salty Sam's Marina and will pass though Matanzas Harbor and the first two canals of Siesta Isles. We participated in the parade in 2014 aboard a … [Read more...] about FMB Christmas Boat Parade – Join in the festivities!
By now, most of you have heard about Hurricane Matthew that is making its way toward the East coast of Florida. Matthew is looking to be one of the biggest hurricanes to come through since 2006 and is currently a Category 3 hurricane in the Bahamas. It is forecasted to be a Category 4 hurricane … [Read more...] about Blue Turtle is dry for Hurricane Matthew
Things have been quiet around here since returning from our Dry Tortugas/Key West trip at the end of July. The months of August and September have us hibernating around here because it's so hot. Still, we will usually get off the dock once or twice for a quick weekend trip somewhere where we spend … [Read more...] about Itching to get off the dock
We've received many inquiries from our blog about choosing the right liveaboard boat. Folks have many questions ranging from style of boat, length of boat and horsepower to interior layout and aesthetics. I decided to post our experience with choosing Blue Turtle and what we initially looked for … [Read more...] about Choosing the right liveaboard boat