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The Frugal Mariner
Saltwater Suzi and Cap'n Larry's "Boating on a Budget"
How to's, Information, Education & Fun Stuff about Boats, Sailboats, and Cruising
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If you are interested in boating, The Frugal Mariner has something for you.
Whether you are a new boater, an experienced boater, a weekend boater or a full-
time cruiser, there is information here you can use.
How to find what you're looking for ? The menu portholes at the top of each
page might be the easiest way. Or you could go to our Quick Index.
Or if you have a little time, you could peruse the photos below and read the
captions next to them and click on whatever interests you.
Saltwater Suzi and Captain Larry, the authors of the Frugal Mariner, have lived
aboard for 15 years and cruised many thousands of miles. No, we haven't gone
around the world, we never had that much ambition, but we've traveled all over the
Chesapeake, up and down the east coast of the U.S., all the way to the Florida
Keys, and twice to the Bahamas.
We have learned much along the way. We have both worked in the boating
industry and learned quite a bit there, too.
And we are here to tell you about some of the things that we have learned.
Traveling by boat, whether in the islands, or
on the little lake that's just a few miles from
your home you will see so many beautiful
scenes that you'll never see traveling at 65
miles per hour on the freeway.
It's worth doing, but like anything worth
doing, there's a learning curve associated
Here's where to get started: Boater
Sooner or later, all of us who are boaters
stopped gazing out at the ocean, bought a
boat and cast off. We, at one time, all had the
maybe you are dreaming about it, too.
Maybe, while you're dreaming, you'd like to
read a little