What’s the best bottom paint for your boat? Lots of things go into determining that, and what works well for your buddy might not be right for you. Everything you need to know. [More] How To Choose Bottom Paint
Owning a boat turns everyone into a DIY-er! Sometimes, there's just no one else to do the job.
Along the way, we've learned how to do many things a little more easily.
We all hate when there’s a problem and want to fix it as fast as possible. Today’s tip, from Georgia Hilton, will cut your troubleshooting time dramatically. [More] An Easier Way to Troubleshoot
Bottom painting. How do you keep this regular, messy, job in check? 6 steps will have you clean, painted, and ready to splash. [More] Six Steps to a Perfect Bottom
No, you don’t have to go up the mast to change a halyard. See how we do it in less than 5 minutes from the deck. [More] Installing a New Halyard
Make your own fid and have an easier time with your next double braid eye splice. Learning from the local rigging shop! [More] An Easier Way to Splice Double Braid
How to make sure you buy the parts that will really fit and are exactly what you need, without making a second (or third) trip — even in a foreign language! [More] Shopping by Example
How to remove a metal fuel pickup fitting from an 18-gallon Tempo tank or any similar tank. DO NOT use this technique with gasoline or other explosive fuels. [More] Removing Fuel Pickup From Tempo Tank
What do you do when a prior owner of your boat has used “unconventional” wire colors? Here’s our solution that doesn’t involve re-wiring the boat. [More] Weird Wiring Colors
I get it. Trying something new can be intimidating. That’s true even after ten years of living aboard and cruising. But I’ve discovered that I can do a lot more than I think I can! [More] You CAN Do It
When someone goes up the mast, we think — logically — of their safety. But we also have to think about those on deck. Simple safety precautions. [More] Safety from the Top of the Mast