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
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.
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
I use my Aquabot every day for rinsing soapy dishes. But this story shows just how versatile this sprayer as it saved the day for one sailor! [More] More Uses for Your Aquabot
We like having a photo record of our travels . . . but our camera is paying for itself, too. If you can find a part number, you may not be locked into buying a proprietary part! [More] The Photo That Saved Us $120