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Our track in and out of Mooloolaba, QLD, AustraliaUnder Cruising Information you'll find great info for sailors following in our wake: A big equipment section, articles on cruising with teens, transiting the Panama Canal, yacht provisioning and recipes, FAQs, downloadable Track Files plus pages on specific areas like Australia and Indonesia.

Our Underwater pages showcase our underwater photography, reef life and scuba‑diving.  Dive sites include GPS locations so others can find these sites as well.  We have new dive information on Raja Ampat and Triton Bay, Indonesia. Soft coral in eastern Indonesian waters

Ocelot at anchor in Indonesia On our Ocelot pages you can see pictures of the original boat plus her layout, specifications and some of the modifications we've made to turn her into an ocean cruiser.  More recent pages take you through the details of our major Thai Refit.

Amanda's wonderfully intuitive hot-spotted mapsOur Destinations pages are divided by ocean -- Caribbean, Pacific, and Indian.  They're all about where we've been and what our impressions were.  They're as much for land travelers as cruisers.  Amanda 'hot‑spotted' most maps, helping to clarify the geography.

Sue and Jon in Banda, Indonesia We've illustrated the newsletters emailed from the Pacific Ocean and Indian Ocean.  Read about our travels and "passage notes" while at sea.  To get our e‑newsletters you can sign‑up and manage your own subscription. Our mailing list is never shared with anyone.

The Flora and Fauna pages document many of the plants, animals, birds and marine mammals we've encountered in our travels.  It's organized by geographical regions. Brahmini Kite over Thailand, by Amanda Hacking

to the Hacking Family website with Sue, Jon, Chris, Amanda on Ocelot, our Kronos 45' (14m) now 48' (15m) Wauquiez‑designed catamaran.  We've been on this trip since 2001 sailing from the Caribbean through the Panama Canal, across the South Pacific and the Indian Oceans to Africa, then back to Asia.  There's so much world to see!

  WHAT'S NEW on the SITE  

LATEST NEWS:  The Ocelot team had a fantastic 2017 in Indonesia and Timor Leste.  Rainer was with us for 8 months bringing fun teen energy to the boat once again.  After 5 months of endless diving and snorkeling in Raja Ampat and Triton Bay, we joined the Sail Indonesia Rally for the third time on a fabulous sojourn through southern and western Indonesia.  We made some great friends, saw new places, and returned to favorite locales.  In November we put Ocelot on the hard in Langkawi for almost 3 months while we flew to the US to spend some wonderful time with family and friends.  For 2018, after some routine boat work we're off to Nepal to walk off the pounds we added over the holidays!  Then we're headed east again, with another year in Borneo and northern Indonesia.  We sense Papua New Guinea in our future as well.  Stay tuned...

For Folks in Washington State or with Friends/Family there:

Sue's latest book - Take A Walk Sue's newly updated guidebook is now in bookstores and on-line.  The 4th edition(!) of Take A Walk (published by Sasquatch Books) now features 120 parks and walking trails within 30 minutes of Seattle and Puget Sound (Olympia to Everett) and has lots of new and updated trails.
See Sue's new Take A Walk book!


  • Our nephew and 2017 crewmember is an aspiring artist, so Rainer's new pages are stunning!
  • Visit our extensive Diving Indonesia pages so many dive sites throughout Raja Ampat and Triton Bay.  These unspoiled waters provide superb diving.
  • We've added a Nudibranchs page to our Underwater Reef Animals section.  Picasso critters!
  • We welcome your input!  Just click the Make a Comment link at the bottom of any page to share your thoughts.


  • Need more accurate charts?  Make your own perfectly geo‑referenced navigational (KAP) files from Google Earth.  We show you how on our  Google Earth / KAP files page.
  • Do you know the difference between cut‑thread & rolled‑thread turnbuckles?  Or which type you want?  Or how to check which you have?  Before you buy your next turnbuckle, Check out our new Turnbuckles page.


  • Want to Build a Bimini?  We've now brought all our bimini building info together on just 1 page, for easier reference.  It has over 30 illustrations and many links back to the days we actually did the work.  See our new Bimini Building page.

Where's Ocelot??  Find the red marker for our latest position (map may take a few seconds to appear).
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