All in the Same Boat: Living Aboard and Cruising by Tom NealeAll in the Same Boat: Living Aboard and Cruising by Tom Neale

All in the Same Boat: Living Aboard and Cruising

byTom Neale

Paperback | September 1, 2003

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"An excellent and practical step-by-step manual to help prepare you for the cruising lifestyle and to entertain you as you learn." --Cruising World

More than two decades ago, Tom and Mel Neale moved onto a boat full-time with their two daughters. Now their neighborhood is anywhere they choose to anchor. Here's all the information needed to follow in their footsteps, including choosing a boat, earning a living, raising and educating kids, and much more.

Tom Neale and his wife Mel gave up their suburban home and careers to move aboard their Gulfstar Sailmaster 47 Chez Nous in 1979. Since then, they've raised two daughters aboard while cruising nearly 5,000 miles a year. Tom is a former Cruising World magazine columnist and editor-at-large, and is now editor-at-large for PassageMaker ma...
Title:All in the Same Boat: Living Aboard and CruisingFormat:PaperbackDimensions:8.3 × 5.5 × 1.1 inPublished:September 1, 2003Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

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Table of Contents



A Simple Life, by Melanie


A Cruising Frame of Mind

1 Attitude Adjustment

Living in the Real World of Cruising

The Myth of the Cure-All Cruise

2 Living on the Hook

Attitude and Living at Anchor

3 Cruising Isn't Pink and Blue

Only Mother Ocean Is Macho

Who Is Captain?

Are You Ready to Be Different?

What They Think of Us

A Little Help from Your Friends

Taking Care of Business

5 Dollars and Sense

The Bottom Line


Opting Not to Spend Money

Income and Outgo

Handling Cash

6 Communications




7 What Do You Keep?

The House

The Car

Your Address

Your New Home

8 Comfort: A Cruising Boat Isn't A Niagara Falls Barrel

Cruising Comfort

Design for Comfort

9 Choosing A Boat

A Boat to Suit Your Plans and Dreams



Sea Trials

10 Safety and Seaworthiness

Learn to Be Safe

Design and Construction

Dinghy Storage



Chafe Safe

11 Anchoring

Anchoring Gear

Caring for Your Chain and Anchors

Good Bottoms

Anchoring Techniques

12 The Engine

The Diesel Auxiliary


13 Power to the People

The 12-Volt System

AC Power


14 Water and Water Systems

Collecting Water



The Head

15 Refrigeration


The Box

Other Systems

16 Dinghies

The Everyday Dinghy


Hard Dinghies


Dinghy Seamanship

17 Catalog Catastrophe

When to Wait

Where to Buy

What to Buy


18 Taking Off and Getting Into the Groove

Get Aboard

Your Boat Isn't a Bus

19 What on Earth Do You Do All Day?



Take Advantage of Nature

When Nature Doesn't Cooperate

Take Advantage of What's Around You

Boats and Booze

20 Self-Reliance: Your Greatest Asset

Fix It Yourself

Prepare for Your New Job

Food and Provisioning, by Tom and Mel

Laundry, by Mel


Equip to Save Money

21 Kids Aboard

Start Early


Share the Load

Help Your Kid Adjust

Babies Aboard, by Mel

Perils of Paradise

22 Teach Your Children Well

Can You Do It?

Correspondence Schools

The Computer and School

23 Our Neighborhood

Regions and Seasons

Where to Stop


The Widening Gap

Green Flash, by Melanie


Appendix A Recipes, by Mel

Appendix B Correspondence Schools