Are you out sailing the world, or do you plan to? Here are some resources we’ve created that you might find useful.

The Chart Locker

Migration’s Coppercoat Review

Stuff That Works… and Doesn’t

After owning Migration for over 30 years, refitting her several times, and sailing her for over 65,000 miles, we’ve got some pretty good ideas about which equipment works well for our type of sailing, as well as some equipment that we would tell our friends to avoid. Check out our reviews.

Rapa Nui (Easter Island) Anchoring Guide

Rapa Nui is one of the most amazing places we’ve visited; however, anchoring can be a challenge. We consulted with the moai and put together this short anchoring guide to help visiting yachts find the best spots, and to help protect the beautiful coral.

Boatwork In Thailand

South Pacific Weather Simplified

We’re definitely fair weather sailors. Here’s an article we wrote for Latitude 38 about how we tried to avoid bad weather in the South Pacific. Other articles we’ve written can be found here.

French Polynesia Primer

An article we wrote for Latitude 38 in 2010 with tips for cruising French Polynesia. Other articles we’ve written can be found here.

French Polynesia Long Stay Visas (Visas de Long Séjour)

Need a long stay visa for French Polynesia?

IMPORTANT NOTE, AUGUST 2022: The French Embassy in Mexico City has changed the application process for Long Stay Visas. Some of the information in this document is still valid and useful, however, several links are broken and the French Embassy website has new information regarding LSVs. If you successfully apply for an LSV in Mexico, please send us the current information about the process so we can update the document. Thanks!

If you are in Mexico, here’s a step-by-step on how to get it.

Anywhere else, check out the excellent information at Chuck and Linda Houlihan’s Jacaranda Journey.


Here are detailed instructions to what we think is the fastest, easiest and cheapest way to fill your LPG tank in French Polynesia.