Lithium batteries are a big upgrade on any boat. Are they worth the price? What advantages do they offer? Review and comparison to lead-acid batteries. [More] Lithium Boat Batteries
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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Learn what was important in buying a new clock and barometer as part of our boat’s interior renovation and how to keep the brass from tarnishing. [More] Ship’s Clock and Barometer for Our Boat Renovation
A previous owner leave holes in the teak woodwork in your boat? It’s easier to repair than you think! Step-by-step how-to with photos. [More] Repairing Screw Holes in Teak
Want an automatic reminder to do routine tasks? Quickly set up an email reminder system with this free app. Step-by-step instructions on how to set it up. [More] Getting Reminders
Applying the new teak finish on our boat’s interior renovation was one of the easiest parts of the project. I love the look that Teak Guard Finish gives! [More] Boat Renovation: Applying Teak Guard
What’s the best technique for cleaning, literally, a boatload of horribly stained and dirty teak? Here’s what worked for me. [More] Boat Renovation: Cleaning Teak
How do you choose a teak cleaner and finish? There’s a lot of labor involved and you want products that are going to make you thrilled with the results. My criteria and before/after photos. Yes, I’m delighted! [More] Boat Renovation: Choosing Teak Cleaner and Finish
Barefoot Gal had good bones but a very tired interior. It was finally time for a major renovation. Learn what all the problems were and our priorities in the update. [More] Our Boat Renovation Begins
A propane regulator that extends off the tank is just a leak waiting to happen. Here’s a better regulator installation that’s an easy DIY project. [More] A Better Propane Regulator
Got rattling windows on your boat? You NEED these little gizmos! Not expensive, quick and easy to install. [More] Stop Rattling Windows