There I was, scraping paint. And along with the paint comes the head of a large machine screw . . . [More] We Found A Broken Bolt – Goody!
Repairs, Maintenance & DIY
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Nine tips to help you survive even the nastiest boat projects. DIY-ing it isn’t always pretty but doesn’t have to be awful, either! [More] Surviving Dirty Nasty Boat Projects
Don’t assume you’ll be able to pick out the right parts by sight! [More] Shopping By Example
Life in a boat yard can be pretty dirty. Tips for keeping it out of the boat. [More] Dirt from the Boat Yard
Don’t lose a critical part or tool down the drain — follow this one rule BEFORE doing anything else! [More] Don’t Lose Your Parts!
Over the years we’ve learned several “tricks” to make cleaning the dinghy a bit easier. Here’s one from when we were living on a small lake! [More] Easier Dinghy Cleaning
A great way to cover up an ugly wall — that doesn’t require a master carpenter! [More] Cork Board Cover Up
A good library of troubleshooting books is essential on any cruising boat — the more remotely you intend to travel, the more extensive the library. Nigel Calder’s book is the perfect foundation for almost any boat’s collection. [More] The Best Boat Mechanics Book
Clean teak with no nasty chemicals and no scrubbing either! A great labor-saving tip from a reader. [More] Easy Way to Clean Teak Boat Decks
Need more space to hang towels in the bathroom? Or dish towels in the galley? Here’s a simple solution! [More] Hanging Up Towels