Join FTBMates (our private members club)!

We have a new private members club called FTBMates. Benefits include: your name in our roll call, early access to FTB YouTube videos, access to the Q&A forum, monthly prize draws, merch discounts, hi-res images, mates-only videos, premium content, FTB dog-tag, mugs, hats, t-shirts, hoodies and even a personal video!

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Christmas presents under $50 for sailors

Presents and festive gifts under $50 for sailing cruisers in the holiday season. We use these items all the time on SY Esper, they make life easier and the day go smoother, we wouldn’t be without them. Links in blog for where to find each one.

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Our most important crew member is unwell 😿

Anyone who knows cats will be aware that the biggest killer is kidney failure. The only test worth a cat taking is the relatively new (2 years) SDMA test. It detects kidney failure early. Jamie held her while the vet’s assistant gently pushed Millie’s head up and the vet coaxed her to accept first a razor (to remove some fur) and then a needle into her jugular.

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Scary crossing of the Singapore Strait

Billed as the ‘busiest shipping lane in the world’ (although those of us who have sailed across the English Channel might disagree) we weren’t looking forward to dodging between the behemoths in this narrow channel.

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