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
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.
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
Finding the infomation you need right when you need it, Google has changed cruising. [More] The Cruiser’s Best Friend: Google
Got a seized bolt? Get PB Blaster. Can’t spray it where it needs to go? Try this tip. [More] Loosening That Last Seized Bolt
We’ve finally found a product that significantly cut the time to clean the bottom of the dinghy. Even better — it’s cheap! [More] Clean Your Dinghy Bottom More Easily