Stuff we like

Here is a list of books and products we recommend in our book Get Real, Get Gone.

In some cases, we receive a small commission if you buy them through our links, in other cases, we do not.

In all cases, we recommend them because we use them and believe in them.

Solar food dehydrator

Solar food dehydrator

We use this dryer to dry tropical fruit and to make our own fruit bars.

Speedy Stitcher

Speedy Stitcher

Sewing Awl - Some repairs simply cannot be done without this tool.

Windscoop

Windscoop

Windscoop - Very valuable in the tropics. And it doubles up as spinnaker for the kayak.

Boatowner’s Mechanical and Electrical Manual

Boatowner’s Mechanical and Electrical Manual

Our bible. Don't know how big your solar charger needs to be? Not sure how to thick your cable needs to be? Ask Nigel!

Sailing The Farm

Sailing the farm

This is a great book, full of tips on how to sprout, how to make sailors cheese, how to dry and preserve fruit and which seaweed is safe to eat.

Seaworthiness : The Forgotten Factor

Seaworthiness : The Forgotten Factor

An in-depth look at yacht design from perhaps the greatest authority of all.

Advanced Elements Kayak

Advanced Elements Kayak

This is our main tender. Hard to imagine cruising without it.

Topsail Insurance

Topsail Insurance

A great insurance company run by sailors and the only real option for sea gypsies. Click on their logo to get a quote for your boat.

Voyaging on a Small Income

Voyaging on a Small Income

This is the book that inspired us and made us dream. A bit outdated in places but still highly recommended.

The Complete Ocean Skipper

The Complete Ocean Skipper by Tom Cunliffe

Here it is, everything you need to know about seamanship, written with the usual wit and attitude we have come to expect from the great Tom Cunliffe.

Twenty Small Sailboats to Take You Anywhere

Twenty Small Sailboats to Take You Anywhere

Bigger is not always better... this is a list of 20 good boats for sailors on a small budget.

Storm Tactics

Storm Tactics

Learn how and why to "heave to". It may save your life. It will certainly change your attitude to sailing.

Cape Horn Self Steering

Cape Horn Self Steering

An elegant and attractively priced self-steering, guaranteed for 28.000 miles!

Solar Panels

Solar Panels

Quiet, green, 100% reliable. Free energy from space, what's not to like!

Inflatable Solar Light

Inflatable Solar Light

Totally waterproof, this solar light makes a very convenient and non battery draining way of illuminating your cockpit party.

Get Real, Get Gone

Get Real, Get Gone

Of course, first of all we highly recommend our own book (now an Amazon bestseller)! :-)

Cost Conscious Cruiser

Cost Conscious Cruiser

This book reminds us what really matters at sea.

Total Spanish: Audio CD

Total Spanish: Audio CD

You will be amazed at how a few words of Spanish can open many doors...

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