Why we switched from ablative to hard bottom paint on our cruising sailboat, the alternative procedures for doing so and what it cost. [More] Switching from Ablative to Hard Bottom Paint
Boat Projects - Repairs & Upgrades
No, it hasn't all been "fixing our boat in exotic places," but we've learned a lot about boat repairs and upgrades while cruising over 10,000 miles in two different boats.
Feeling stupid. Boat work and the cruising life can do that to you. The lessons we learned as well as how to move on and regain confidence. [More] Feeling Stupid
Learn why you need to have a bilge alarm on your boat and how to choose the one that’s right for your boat. [More] Why Have a Bilge Alarm
Projects abound. Which ones REALLY need to be done before you can go? There’s a simple rule to keep in mind! [More] Which Project First?
Lithium batteries for your boat aren’t cheap, but are they the better choice? Why we chose lithium and how we like them. [More] Are Lithium Batteries the Better Choice?
You might find yourself in tight spaces on board. Getting out of those takes strength and perspective. Learn why they’re important for cruising! [More] Why Work on Physical Fitness
Glass fiber and some 2-part epoxy is a powerfully strong combination. Learn the 6 steps to fiberglass success! [More] Fiberglass Work Basics
Replacing a dinghy plug is a great look at boat projects in general. They’re not complicated but they can definitely be time-consuming. [More] Steps to a New Dinghy Plug
A previous owner leave holes in the teak woodwork in your boat? It’s easier to repair than you think! Step-by-step how-to with photos. [More] Repairing Screw Holes in Teak
Applying the new teak finish on our boat’s interior renovation was one of the easiest parts of the project. I love the look that Teak Guard Finish gives! [More] Boat Renovation: Applying Teak Guard