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Before we left Florida to embark on our circumnavigation, I talked to everyone I met who had cruising experience at length and asked a myriad of questions.  I read books and articles about what it was like to cruise.  We had done a lot of sailing, but we were not blue water cruisers.  We are grateful to those people who took time to share their experiences with us and encourage us then.  Now, I would like to join their ranks and be a source of information and one of the “encouragers” to everyone who is contemplating going cruising.

To those of you who are making plans to go cruising on your own boat, I want to assure you that I was afraid of everything you are afraid of today and I worried about everything you are worried about today.  I could list 50 things I was afraid of, but will limit myself to talking about the top 10 things I was afraid of and tell you what really happened.  Here is my list in no particular order:


#1)  I WAS AFRAID…I would forget to buy and stock something important, then we  would  find ourselves at sea without something we needed.

WHAT DID WE DO?  I made lists and more lists, categorizing all the things I could think of that a family of four would be using in the next few months.  Every nook and cranny aboard EXIT ONLY was filled with something I was sure we would need and I wasn’t sure we could buy “out there”.

WHAT REALLY HAPPENED?  There are people living almost everywhere you go when you are cruising.  Those people eat and use the basic necessities of life everyday.  We found food was available everywhere.  We found daily basics available everywhere.  Now, it may not be the kind of food you are used to eating or choose to eat, but food is available.  The basics may not be your favorite brand or exactly what you wish you had, but there is a wide variety of supplies available everywhere you go.

RECOMMENDATIONS:  Make your lists and stock your boat with items and food you will use.  If there is a particular shampoo or food you feel is important in your life, be sure and take a good supply with you.  For instance, we always carried several jars of peanut butter because we all like it and never wanted to be without it. I prefer one brand of moisturizer, so I stocked up in Florida because I wanted to be sure I would have enough to use it daily.   Otherwise, you will be able to buy supplies along the way.  I subscribed to the “when you see something you use often on your boat, buy it” approach and it worked for us.  For more information check out  “The Anytime, Anywhere Provisioning List ala EXIT ONLY”.

#2)  I WAS AFRAID…someone was going to steal everything from our boat.

WHAT DID WE DO?  We kept loose things picked up and put away.  We went snorkeling, rinsed the gear, dried it in the sun while someone was on board the boat, then put the gear away out of sight before leaving the boat.  We closed and locked all of the hatches and doors when we all went off the boat.  We ran a long metal cable in our dinghy to the gas container and engine, then locked our dinghy to the dock when we went ashore.  We pulled our dinghy up onto the davits every night when we were at anchor.

WHAT REALLY HAPPENED?   Nothing was ever stolen from our boat or dinghy.  One morning we did find muddy footprints on our stern in the lagoon at St. George’s, Grenada.  Someone came aboard in the night, but our dinghy was tied up on the davits securely and the doors to the inside of the boat were locked.  Nothing was lying loose in the cockpit or on deck.  Nothing was taken.  Later that morning, we learned someone had recently been boarding boats in the night, entering through open doors or companionways, and stealing whatever was easy to grab without waking up the crew.  They were taking things that were lying about like money, wallets, jewelry, cameras, computers, etc.

RECOMMENDATIONS:  Lock your boat.  Lock your boat when no one is aboard.  Lock your boat when the crew is asleep at night.  Keep all loose gear put away out of sight.  If you must leave your companionway open for ventilation at night, design and construct an alarm using bells, empty tin cans, or anything that will make noise if it is disturbed.  One boat we saw put screen cloth with bells attached to the edges of the cloth over their companionway at night.  Moving that screen cloth without making noise was impossible.

#3)  I WAS AFRAID…boat boys would surround the boat everywhere we went and effectively, “put us under siege”.

WHAT DID WE DO?  I worried about how we were going to deal with boat boys, because I “just knew” there were going to be lots of them everywhere we were going.  Aggressive boat boys were often included in stories about anchorages cruisers did not want to return to.  We talked about what we could do when we were surrounded by boat boys.  I wondered if we should carry t-shirts, cigarettes (we are not smokers), etc. to bribe them to leave us alone.  The rest of the crew said “No” to carrying items for bribing them.

WHAT REALLY HAPPENED?   We were not bothered by aggressive boat boys and we were certainly never surrounded by them.  We did have people (men, boys, women, and girls) paddle out to our boat in many anchorages.  Almost always they had something to sell…fruits and vegetables, fresh bread, lobster or fish, t-shirts or sarongs, etc.  Some men came by asking if we wanted to have any boat work done or if we wanted to take a tour of the island.  We would either decide to deal with them and buy something or say “No, thank you” and that would be the end of it.  We asked these people not to let their boats rub against our hulls and they were careful.  We did not invite them aboard.  Our encounters with boat boys were good experiences.

RECOMMENDATIONS:  Be friendly, but business-like when these people approach your boat.  If you want to buy what they are selling, you can conduct the business with them in their boat and you in your boat.  Do not feel pressured to buy what they are selling, to give them things, or to have them come aboard.  We found saying “No, thank you” or “Thanks, but we are well supplied for today” with a smile was the best way to talk to the boat boys.  As usual, it wasn’t so much what we said, but how we said it.

#4)  I WAS AFRAID…opportunities to buy food supplies would be few and far between.

WHAT DID WE DO?  Before we left Florida, I started keeping track of what we ate and what ingredients I used to prepare meals for one month.  I kept my grocery receipts for that month to show me what I was buying and using.  From these two lists, I started making my provisioning lists.  I designed my own shopping list by dividing grocery items into 16 general categories that include most items found in a large grocery store.  For more information about the EXIT ONLY shopping list and how I used it, please see the separate article entitled “The Anytime, Anywhere Provisioning List ala EXIT ONLY”.

WHAT REALLY HAPPENED?  There was food for sale everywhere we went.  Some of our best adventures were going to local markets or shopping in grocery stores where we did not speak the language.  In Turkey, we discovered that paper towels were sold folded flat in plastic bags  and potato chips were outside on the sidewalk on a stand next to the pop machine instead of on a shelf inside the store.

RECOMMENDATIONS:   Long before you are ready to start cruising, start keeping track of what groceries (food and household items) you buy.  Collect your grocery lists and grocery receipts for at least one month.  Buy a ring binder with loose pages you can add or remove.  Make  lists of the items on your grocery lists and receipts and organize the lists in a way that makes sense to you.  If you would like to see my  master shopping  list, look at my article entitled “The Anytime, Anywhere Shopping List ala EXIT ONLY”.  Only provision with foods your crew will eat.  If they do not like a particular food on shore, they will not like it at sea either.  For example, I stored three kinds of lentils aboard because they are easy to store, keep well, and are loaded with protein.  I love lentils, but no one else in the crew liked them.  I ended up trading them away for peanut butter in the Marquesas Islands!

#5)  I WAS AFRAID…I would be sea-sick during all of the passages.

WHAT DID WE DO?  I do/did get seasick at the beginning of every passage.  I have tried several “cures” for seasickness including Sturgeron Forte, the Scopolomine patch, Pahia Bombs from Pahia, New Zealand, the “watch” with electrical pulses, etc.

WHAT REALLY HAPPENED?  Three out of four of our crew members had some sea-sickness at the beginning of every passage.  Two found some relief using Sturgeron Forte.  I used half of a patch behind my ear and felt some relief.  I also wore a “watch” and it seemed to help.  However bad the sea-sickness, everyone was better by day three and cured by day four every time.  Knowing that day three was coming helped on days one and two.  We also noted that reading on days one and two seemed to make the sea-sickness worse.  Before we left on a passage, I would prepare food that could easily be eaten by anyone who wanted to eat during the first three days of the passage.  I was not able to cook for the first three days, but by day four, hot food sounded good to everyone.  Potato soup became a welcome tradition on day four.  Potato soup for lunch meant that once again, we had survived the first three days of being seasick!

RECOMMENDATIONS:  If you suffer from seasickness, you belong to a very large club.  Seasickness and its cures are always a hot topic when cruisers gather together.  Try to discover what medication or cure works best for each person in your crew and stock up on these items.  Prepare some food before you leave on a passage, so no one needs to cook for the first few days.  Have bland foods like crackers available.  Drinking ginger tea or sucking on  ginger candies often helps settle your stomach.  Do not read or write until you are feeling 100%.

#6)  I WAS AFRAID…I would be scared on night watch when it was pitch black dark.

WHAT DID WE DO?  Some of our crew members liked being up in the middle of the night more than others did.  I preferred the early evening or early morning watch, but all of us had to take our turn in the middle of the night.  At first, I dreaded being on watch by myself in the middle of the night, but as my confidence grew, I became more comfortable with the idea.  I came to appreciate the moon and stars in a new way.

WHAT REALLY HAPPENED?  We always had someone on watch and we used a flexible watch schedule.  You had to take at least three hours of watch,  then could take more watch if you felt like it.  If the person on watch thought there was a big change in the wind or weather, that person would wake another crew member up and assess what needed to be done.  Dave was always available if the person on watch thought he should be awakened and told about something that was happening (wind was up, ships lights near-by, etc.)  Surprisingly, all of us came to appreciate night watch.  Seeing the moon rising over the water, a full moon shining down on the waves, constellations moving across the sky, and the stars in the Milky Way lighting our path all became special memories.  Seeing the phosphorescence in the water moving as it outlined fish swimming along with us was amazing.  The phosphorescent glow on our stern waves reflected our path through the water.  The sea at night has its own unique beauty.

RECOMMENDATIONS:  We bought night-vision binoculars before we left Florida.  We kept those binoculars handy on night watch.  On a pitch black night, the smallest light in the distance on a ship or fishing boat was magnified by the binoculars.  We could easily see the port and starboard lights of other vessels at a greater distance using the binoculars.  This gave us more time to make any adjustments we needed to our course.

#7)  I WAS AFRAID…we wouldn’t be able to keep in touch with friends and family.

WHAT DID WE DO?  When we left Florida in 1995, we did not have e-mail, Sailmail, Airmail, Skype,  etc.  We got a booklet that listed all of the American Express offices in the world and arranged to have our mail drops at these offices.  We would use public phones to notify our family that we had arrived at a destination immediately after checking in with officials.

WHAT REALLY HAPPENED?  We evolved with the cyber world.  As soon as e-mail became available, we installed the equipment we needed to access Sailmail, Airmail, and Skype.   Whether we were at anchor or at sea, we found ourselves communicating daily with family and friends and literally sharing our adventure with them almost as it happened.  We would e-mail our latitude and longitude to our kids and parents when we were on passage.  They enjoyed following our progress on globes at their houses in Kentucky and Florida.

RECOMMENDATIONS:  Buy the equipment needed to access Sailmail, Airmail (if you have a ham radio license), and Skype.  Cruisers everywhere are using these services and will be happy to share their expertise and experiences with you.

#8)  I WAS AFRAID…our children’s education would suffer.

WHAT DID WE DO?  When we left on our circumnavigation, Wendy was 16 and had two years of high school left to complete.  David was 15 and had three years of high school left to complete.  We registered with the University of Nebraska High School Correspondence School in Lincoln, Nebraska.  The school sent each student a syllabus of each course with all the materials needed to complete the work.  The lesson directions were written to the student.  Our kids only needed help from us for Junior-level English (complex grammar, I helped) and Chemistry (Dave helped).   Remember, this was before e-mail, so we depended on the postal systems around the world to send and return their assignments.  Today, the class work is sent both ways by e-mail.  We left with a full semester of class supplies.  We purchased the next semester’s materials and had them sent to American Samoa using the U.S. Postal System.

WHAT REALLY HAPPENED?  Both of our kids did very well with their course work.  I am a teacher and it was obvious to me the lessons were well-written and the directions were straight-forward and easy to follow.  The hardest part of the schooling was having the self-discipline needed to stick to doing school work when the adventure of being in a new and different location was waiting a dinghy ride away.

RECOMMENDATIONS:  Do your research before you leave and find the correspondence school that suits your child’s needs.  We were very pleased with the school we chose.  On board EXIT ONLY, we planned “school time” in the mornings until noon.  We all stayed on the boat in the mornings.  Dave and I did boat work while the kids did school work.  After lunch, we would all “play”.  We found this schedule was a good balance between school/boat work and adventure.

#9)I WAS AFRAID…I wasn’t a good enough sailor when it came to running the electronics, plotting on charts, reading the sea, wind, clouds, etc.

WHAT DID WE DO?  When we left Florida, Dave was an extremely competent and knowledgeable captain.  The kids and I were good crew who did everything we were told to do.  We had the big picture, but didn’t know much about the details.  As a family, we attended a Safety at Sea Seminar in Ft. Lauderdale before we left.  The main impact of that seminar was the realization that we all needed to know the basics of running the boat,  what to do in an emergency, and how to start and stop the boat.  We did not know all of these things when we left, but we immediately started learning and practicing them as we headed west from Florida.

WHAT REALLY HAPPENED?  Everyday, we all were involved in all of the aspects of making the boat move.  Dave explained how to use the electronic equipment and each of us slowly, but surely, became proficient at using the electronics, plotting our course, reading charts, reading the sea, reading the wind, and reading the clouds.  At first, Dave would tell us where we were going and we all agreed.  As our skills grew, we wanted to be more involved in the process of deciding what our destination would be and wanted to discuss options.

RECOMMENDATIONS:  Everyone on the boat should have basic sailing skills.  Everyone should know how to start and stop the boat.  Everyone should know how to use the radio.  There are sailing classes for every level of ability, so finding one that suits you should be easy.  Successfully completing a sailing class goes a long way toward instilling self-confidence.  Get as much offshore experience as you can before you head out on your own.  I would also recommend that the whole crew attends a Safety At Sea Seminar.

#10)  I WAS AFRAID …that everyone knew more than me and I would never be a “real” sailor.

WHAT DID WE DO?  I participated in every aspect of preparing the boat to leave.  I asked questions about everything.  I made notes about things I wanted  to remember.  We attended a Safety at Sea Seminar as a family.  We made every effort to include safety equipment aboard.  I read seamanship books and talked to experienced cruisers.

   As we sailed off on our adventure, each crew member made an effort to participate in all phases of the journey.  We all learned skills that were needed to keep the boat moving efficiently.  On passages, our watches would keep us busy.  We kept a ship’s log of every passage.  We made an entry in the log on the hour that included local time, compass heading, average speed, distance log, helmsman, sky, wind, barometric pressure, latitude, longitude, and pertinent comments.  Having to fill in the log made us aware of what was really happening with the boat and our environment.

RECOMMENDATIONS:  Take an active roll in keeping the boat moving.  Take an active interest is what is going on both on the boat and outside the boat.  If learning aboard is difficult, consider taking a sailing course on a boat that is similar to yours.  You will enjoy your time on your boat if you are an active part of the crew and if you feel confident that you have the basic skills to control the boat in an emergency.

So, if you are thinking that you are the only one who is afraid to go to sea, now you know you are not alone.  Hopefully, sharing my fears and how I dealt with them has helped you face your own fears.  Start making plans to do things that will help you become a confident, competent crew member.  Don’t let fear rob you of your dreams!

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I’m not afraid of snakes...I respect them.  In the same way, I’m not afraid of the ocean, but I respect it.  When you respect something that is potentially dangerous, you increase the odds of survival if problems happen.

At the Siam Snake Show in Phuket, Thailand, I watched a snake handler place his index finger into the mouth of a non-venomous snake.  He didn’t get bitten and the snake didn’t seem to mind.  I mustered my courage and placed my index finger in the same snake’s mouth.  I must admit, putting a finger in the snake’s mouth took me far outside my comfort zone.

Later in the show, the snake handler kissed a lethal King Cobra.  This was definitely a Ripley’s Believe It Or Not experience.  Not in a thousand years would I have ever expected to see anyone kiss a King Cobra.  To me it seemed impossibly dangerous and foolish, but to the cobra handler, it was all in a days work.

Now if I had asked the Cobra Kisser to sail my yacht across the Indian Ocean, he probably would have said, “No way mate.  It’s simply too dangerous to sail in a small boat across such a big ocean.  I’ll stay here at the snake farm where I have financial security and I know that I’ll be safe.”  People who kiss cobras don’t know anything about sailing across oceans, and to them sailing the seven seas seems far too dangerous.

Kissing cobras and sailing across oceans are both exercises in risk management.  If you manage risk properly, usually you don’t get hurt.  If you don’t take risks seriously, you put yourself in harms way and problems occur.

Although they say everyone has a price, no amount of money could induce me to kiss a King Cobra.  Sailing across the Indian Ocean is a completely different matter.  You don’t need to pay me anything to sail the seven seas; I will do it for free once I have done my risk management.

Risk management is mostly common sense.  Take storms for an example.  Only a fool totally ignores the weather and sails directly into the jaws of a tropical cyclone.

Cyclones don’t just appear out of the blue.  They take time to form, and after they form, they send warning signals to tell you they are there.  A cyclone creates large ocean swells that travel hundreds of miles in every direction.  If you experience a large ocean swell that is not explained by prevailing wind and weather conditions, you know that there is a big storm in the direction from which the swells originate.  The cyclone is sending a warning for five hundred miles in all directions, and if you pay attention to the warning, you will stay out of harms way.  That’s the way mariners have avoided tropical cyclones for the past five hundred years.  That’s how they did risk management before they had satellite photos and weather fax.

We use a lot of technology to do our risk management.  Before we make an ocean passage, we check out weather satellite photos of the region where we are heading.  If the satellite photo shows bad weather, we don’t go.  For the Indian Ocean we go to the internet at and we look at the infrared satellite photos of the Indian Ocean.  Web sites also show wind speed and direction, significant wave height, and weather maps.  We don’t rely on a single source of weather information because they may get it wrong.  We always consult multiple sources to make sure we are on the right track.

Once we head offshore, we contact other boats by high frequency radio to see what the weather is in their area.  We also listen to Richard who runs the Southeast Asia Maritime Mobile Net at 0800 at 14323Mhz.  Every morning Richard gives the weather for all of Southeast Asia and the North and South Indian Oceans, all the way to the Red Sea.  He gives us real time information on the weather in our location so that we know what to expect, and he warns us that we need to head in a different direction when bad weather is ahead.  Once a day, Richard sends us an email giving the significant weather in the Indian Ocean.  He has grouped all of the boats heading across the Indian Ocean into what he calls, “The Red Sea Gang”, and he supplies everyone with weather by email all the way up the Red Sea.

Here in Thailand and Northern Malaysia, there are about a thousand cruising yachts.  Several hundred of them will cross the Indian Ocean as soon as Richard gives the green light.  When the green light comes on, there will be a mass exodus.  Some yachts will do the southern route to South Africa, and others will do the northern route up the Red Sea and into the Mediterranean.

No matter which direction they head, all of them will tell you that they would rather sail across the Indian Ocean than kiss a cobra any day.  They understand the risks, they manage the risks, and they are willing to do whatever it takes and live with the consequences.  That’s as it should be.  After all, they are living their dreams.




Captain Dave and his family spent eleven years sailing around the world on their Privilege 39 catamaran, Exit Only. During the trip, the crew of Exit Only shot 200 hours of video with professional cameras to show people what it's like to sail on a small boat around the world.

The Red Sea Chronicles is a one hour and twenty-two minute feature film showing their adventures as Exit Only sails through Pirate Alley in the Gulf of Aden and up the Red Sea.  The professional footage documents their experiences in Oman, Yemen, Eritrea, Sudan, Egypt, and the Suez Canal.  It chronicles the rigors of traveling in a remote section of the world rarely visited by cruisers.  Exit Only dodges Yemeni pirates, fights a gale and sand storms in the Bab al Mandeb at the southern entrance to the Red Sea.  The crew explores deserted islands on the western shores of the Red Sea, and learns to check the cruising guides for land mines before venturing ashore.

The Red Sea Chronicles also has outstanding Special Features including an Instructional Video on Storm Management that tells sailors how to deal with storms at sea.

And don't forget the two Music Videos: "The Red Sea Blues", and "Captain - Save Our Souls".

The Red Sea Chronicles is a first class adventure that stokes the sailing dreams of both experienced and wannabe sailors alike.  Order your copy of the Red Sea Chronicles and experience the adventures of Exit Only as they sail around the world and up the Red Sea.

Meet The Crew

Dave Abbott - Captain

Captain Dave always dreamed of sailing around the world on his own sailboat, and his eleven year circumnavigation with his family made his dream come true.

Donna Abbott - First Mate

Donna earned her stripes the REALLY old fashioned enduring the rigors of passage making for the thrill of exploring exotic ports across the globe.


Sarah Abbott - Deck Swab

Sarah is the newest member of the family and crew. Despite her limited sailing experience, she jumped right in to life on the high seas. Her fresh and enthusiastic perspective on cruising help make the Red Sea Chronicles so special.


David Abbott - Cameraman/Director/Editor/Narrator/Composer

David shot over 170 hours of footage on the voyage from Australia to Florida. He then spent a year and a half on dry land editing and producing the Red Sea Chronicles DVD. In addition to the narrating the film, David also scored, performed, and recorded the entire soundtrack for the project.


Wendy Abbott - Voice of Ninja Crab

Wendy is the daughter of Capt Dave and Donna. She sailed on Exit Only from Florida to New Zealand. Wendy guest stars as the voice of a Ninja Hermit Crab in the Red Sea



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 1. After watching the Red Sea Chronicles, I can finally see myself sailing on the ocean of my dreams.


"Story, quality, music, people, boat... Just excellent."

e got the DVD yesterday and watched it last night (we had no problem with the different format at all), what a great adventure and well put together DVD it was entertaining as well as informative and funny at times, a great combination. Well done you guys are natural movie stars, Laura and I watched the DVD twice and I am sure we will watch it many more times in the future."

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Red Sea Chronicles DVD Previews

The Red Sea Chronicles is now available!

  We are attacked by flying fish as we cross the Indian Ocean on our way to Salalah, Oman. When we make landfall, the local suq (market) helps us regain our land legs.


  The riskier side of world cruising. In this episode we prepare to sail through "Pirate Alley" in the Gulf of Aden

  We arrive in Aden with a damaged alternator and are delighted to find a superb local machine shop. As we prepare to leave, fellow cruisers are attacked by pirates.

  We must sail through the notorious Bab el Mandeb (Gate of Sorrows) to enter the Red Sea. 50 knot winds and relentless sandstorms are ready and waiting on the other side




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Storm Management Offshore
Parachute Sea Anchor Chainplates
When To Deploy Chutes and Drogues

The Almost Never Fail Catamaran Anchoring System
How Big Should Your Anchor Be?
Far Horizons
Tsunami Damage - The Starboard Bow Takes A Licking
Everywhere, Everything
Go West Young Man - Seasteading
Beam Me Up Scotty

Ten Reasons Why Night Sailing Rocks
When Are You Coming Home?

Sailing to Borneo to See Wild Orangutans
Double Headsail Downwind Sailing
Grand Schemes And Other Important Things
Rigging Emergency Prevented - Listening To Your Boat

Dreams Do Come True
I Have A Dream

I Am Wandering, But Not Lost
Missing Out
The Facts of Life

Red Sea Rigors and Rumors
Never Surrender Your Dreams
Red Sea Sunsets

Exit Only Survives the Global Tsunami
The Sea Is So Big and My Ship Is So Small

34 Things I Learned in 33,000 Miles
Space Travel

Ten Disasters I Was Afraid Of That Never Happened
Kissing Cobras

Pirates of The Malacca Straits
The Tree That Wanted To Eat My Boat

Offshore Dream Machine for Circumnavigation
The Facts of Life Rafts

Surviving the Savage Seas
Abbott Drogue - Adjustable Medium Pull Drogue
You Must Know The Sea

Listen to the Sound of Your Dreams
Clouds Are a Sailor's Friend

Exit Only
Life Is Good
Getting Connected

First You Think It, And Then You Do It
My Addiction
Cook's Look at Lizard Island

I've Got Trade Wind Dreams
Storms Come and Go
Go Ahead.  Live Your Dreams.
The Next Step

Take Care of Your Autopilot So It Takes Care of You
Danger Zones On Board Exit Only

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