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
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.
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
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
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
A much easier way to clean the dinghy bottom. Why didn’t we think of this years ago?? [More] Dinghy Bottom Cleaning Made Simple
Putting screen in all the thru-hulls works to keep the critters out, but it’s a time-consuming nasty chore. Turns out there’s a much easier way to keep them out! [More] Don’t Let Bugs in the Thru-Hulls
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