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
Keep your cruising boat and gear working well with these suggestions for routine maintenance and simple fixes.
Tackling big repairs or things you’ve never heard of before, let alone seen or touched, is tough. But I’m here to tell you that you CAN do it. Here’s my story. [More] You CAN Do It
Where do you even start with building up the stock of spares for your boat? How do you know what you do and don’t need? Listen in for our tips. [More] Stocking Spare Parts
We all know that certain engine checks and maintenance are recommended at certain times. And we do most of them. Except those couple that are really difficult. Watch out — those can bite you in the butt! [More] Not-So-Easy Boat Maintenance
Boat mess is a fact when you’re working on a project in a small space. There just isn’t room to neatly move stuff aside. A look at what happens. [More] Boat Mess
Don’t assume that important safety gear — such as your Lifesling — is ready to go. Check it periodically — and immediately if you bought a used boat! [More] Is Your Lifesling Ready?
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
Planning to clean the bottom of your boat yourself? Here’s what you need. [More] Bottom Cleaning Tools
Wondering how you’ll keep the bottom of your boat clean of growth as you cruise? Info and tips on hiring a dive service to do it for you. [More] Hiring a Diver to Clean Your Boat’s Bottom
Got hairline cracks and want a fast and easy way to stop them from leaking? Capt. Tolley’s is your answer. [More] Capt. Tolley’s Penetrating Sealant