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Jessica Johnson (MJ Sailing)

Jessica Johnson (MJ Sailing)

Jessica Johnson and her husband Matt are sailing enthusiasts who began living full-time on their boat in 2012. They cruise the east coast, have spent time in the Bahamas, Cuba, Central America, and even crossed the Atlantic twice in 2014. Jessica and Matt enjoy writing about and sharing the details of their sailing adventures on their website,

Stories by Jessica Johnson (MJ Sailing)

How to Provision for Your Offshore Trip

Aug 14, 2018

Preparing for a day out on the water often means packing a cooler full of sandwiches, chips, fruit and drinks. It’s easy to think of what will get you through a day or two, but what if you plan to be away much longer than that? Would you know how much food and drink to […]

Consider These Tips When Winterizing Your Boat

Dec 13, 2017

Summer and fall have passed and, chances are, so has your time on the water. You’ve lovingly prepped your boat for the winter season, but have you done everything that’s necessary? Whether your boat is coming out of the water as things become icy, or it’s left bobbing in the water in warmer areas, here […]

Not Quite Time for Winter Storage? Consider These Simple Fall Boat Maintenance Tasks

Oct 19, 2017

Boating and boat ownership during autumn months can mean different things depending on where you live. In the southern states, it could mean that the summer heat is finally dissipating enough to fully enjoy days spent out on the water. In the north, it may mean the beginning of the end of boating season. Even […]

Building Your Boating Emergency Kit

Aug 21, 2017

Summer is in full swing, and beating the heat on the water can be a great way to savor the season. Powerboats, sailboats, pontoons and boats of all types can help bring your summer activities to the next level of fun. But what if you’re away from shore and need to address a medical issue immediately? Keeping […]

Simple Safety Tips for Boating with Pets

Dec 6, 2016

Time on the water can be an enjoyable family activity, and there is no reason you shouldn’t be able to bring your furry family members with you as well. Whether you have a cat or a dog, many pets seem to enjoy boating just as much as you do. When bringing them aboard, help keep your four-legged friend safe […]

Things To Do When Taking Your Boat on an Overnight Passage

Oct 31, 2016

Day sails (departing and returning on the same day) may be the most popular form of boating, although some of us make longer trips, even overnight. Once the sun goes down, it can be a whole new game on the water. From items you should make sure to carry on your vessel, to additional information you should have […]

4 Tips for Planning a Sailing Trip Down the Coast

Oct 12, 2016

Sailing on the many lakes within the borders of the United States is a great way to enjoy your boat. But don’t forget to consider a nice voyage up and down the picturesque coastline on the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. A coastal cruise can be an opportunity to experience new sailing conditions and possibly deepen […]

7 Ways to Maximize Your Boat’s Cabin Storage

Sep 30, 2016

It’s no surprise that, compared to the squares and rectangles of houses, boats come in odd shapes, meaning there are few square spaces to be found. Everything is much more condensed, and storing items in these odd and small areas can tend to be a difficult task. With a few tips though, working around these unusual areas can be […]