This summer, some sailing buddies and I chartered a boat in Newport. As with other charter experiences I’ve had, it was spectacular.

Adam and I were co-skippers on this one, and it was thoroughly planned. Upon our return, we jotted down this list of things to think about next time around based on our experience.

This is not an exhaustive bareboat charter planning or passage making guide. Think of it as short addendum to the many guides available both in print and online.

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I’m prone to procrastination from time to time. The way to stop procrastination is to identify when procrastination is happening, then just stop procrastinating. Yeah, easier said than done. Identifying procrastination in the moment isn’t always easy for a variety of reasons, but I’d like to get better at it so I can move on.

What about a fun (simple) device to help break the cycle of procrastination? I’m thinking a big button that logs the moment in time when I’ve decided that I’m procrastinating. It should also make an amusing noise or something (gong show?). A bonus would be if it recommended a low friction task I could do. It could even be integrated with a Pomodoro timer (e.g. stop procrastinating, start a pomodoro with this task).