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
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.
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
Nine tips for surviving dirty nasty boat projects — DIY is a great way to improve your boat, but can also take a toll. Make it easier! [More] Living Aboard Through Filthy Projects
Who can remember what model of everything they have on the boat? Create a “Boat Details” document and never wonder again! [More] Boat Details Document
The fuel line for our outboard had all the symptoms of a serious blockage. We really weren’t prepared for what we found when we cut it apart! [More] Outboard Fuel Line Problems