We had to haul the boat out to do a series of routine (but important) jobs on the boat. Here’s what you may have to look at before setting off cruising. [More] Hauling Out
Repairs, Maintenance & DIY
Simple and more advanced projects, routine maintenance, quick ways to make big differences, solving nagging problems, tips and tools to make the work easier and getting help from pros.
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How to find the cause of a fuel problem on a boat. Symptoms and possible causes, plus step-by-step strategies for finding it. [More] Find a Fuel Problem on a Boat
If your boat has been sitting for a while, you may need to polish your fuel. Here’s how with suggested tools to make it easier to accomplish DIY fuel polishing. [More] DIY Fuel Polishing
Bad-tasting water from your boat’s tank? Filter it! Three suggested ways to do it, with the pros and cons of each. [More] Boat Water Filtering
A guide to the five most frequent signs of carburetor trouble, the underlying trouble, and how to fix each one. Most don’t require a new carb! [More] Carburetor Troubleshooting
Learn about the different types of boat batteries and figure out which ones are best for you! [More] Boat Battery Types 101
How to make an affordable boat cockpit enclosure. Mine cost just $550 vs. a $10K estimate from a canvas shop! [More] Inexpensive DIY Cockpit Enclosure
Boat Used Part Search: locate hard-to-find boat parts quickly and easily — and at affordable prices — with this search tool. [More] Looking For Hard-to-Find Boat Parts?
One careless moment caused a boat fire. What happened, what we did wrong and what we did right. A chilling story of an almost-disaster. [More] One Careless Moment
Step-by-step how to use your phone’s GPS information on a wifi-only iPad (without GPS) with AquaMap. Cost: less than $10 vs. $100 for external GPS. [More] GPS to Wifi iPad for Aqua Map – Under $10