Portable Printing

So how do you go about printing things when you live on a boat? As much as I would like to be a paperless person, the fact is that you still need to print off endless forms and paperwork, and particularly when you are travelling. So what do you do about printing on a boat?…

The Money-Go-Round

When you are off cruising or traveling, having some money to spend is usually pretty important. Especially if you are wanting to eat and sleep with a roof over your head. We are just back from a sailing trip in New Caledonia with some friends and had a couple of interesting money related experiences… Here…

Boat Insurance

Yawn… I can hear you already! Yes yes I know insurance isn’t exactly exciting – until you come to make a claim! Then you really want to know all about what you are covered for don’t you? Insurance can make up a reasonably big chunk of any boating budget. So before you go buying a…

Sailing Songs

There seem to be lots of songs about sailing and or the sea. I think this is clearly just another reason why sailing is so fantastic. I mean, you don’t hear people singing songs about jet-skiing now do you? Here are some of my favourite sailing songs. You can click on the Apple music icon…

Saving to go Sailing

Whether you are planning on buying a yacht and sailing off in to the sunset, or if you have no intention of doing that but you do plan to retire at some stage – then this post is for you! Saving for your retirement is a hot topic here in New Zealand. At the ripe…

Tax – VAT & GST

Ahhh tax, the thing we all love to hate. Seeing as I work for the Government, I guess I shouldn’t be so cynical as it pays my salary, however while everyone has to pay – the question is how to be smart and avoid paying more than you should!