How to tell if you have a blockage in an outboard fuel line, why they occur and how to choose a replacement fuel line that will have fewer problems. [More] Outboard Fuel Line Problems
Repairs, Maintenance & DIY
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Changing the lower unit oil on an outboard is part of the routine maintenance. Here’s how we do it when we’re out cruising without a motor stand ashore [More] Changing Lower Unit Oil in an Outboard
Installing new equipment on a boat often requires new electrical wiring. Two tips for running that wiring in tight spaces. [More] Pulling Electrical Wires
How can you reach that one nut or hex bolt that’s just out of reach? With a universal joint socket adapter, of course! [More] Useful Tool: Universal Socket Joint
A much easier way to clean the dinghy bottom. Why didn’t we think of this years ago?? [More] Dinghy Bottom Cleaning Made Simple
Keep bugs out of your boat with this easy, low-cost way to prevent ants, mud daubers, spiders, and cockroaches from entering thru-hulls when in a boatyard. [More] Don’t Let Bugs in the Thru-Hulls
How to get the most amp-hours in a bank of lead-acid batteries for a boat or RV. Two myths busted and other important information. [More] Upgrading Lead-Acid Batteries
Reader recommendations on what has worked well (and not-so-well) for them with their canvas. Add your thoughts and get ideas from others! [More] Biminis, Dodgers and Enclosures
Using acetone to clean up after nasty messy projects such as epoxy or sealant? There’s something that works better, is cheaper AND is less toxic! [More] Better Than Acetone to Clean Hands
The important photos aren’t necessarily the pretty ones. They’re the ones that enable you to put something back together! [More] Taking the Important Pictures on a Boat