Why boat owners tend to prefer to install equipment, maintain their boats and troubleshoot problems instead of always calling in the professionals — it’s not just cost! [More] DIY Boat Repair & Maintenance
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.
Passing on what we've learned . . . and why we've come to do most of our work ourselves.
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
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
14 simple things to check if the outboard won’t start — along with how to fix them at least well enough to get home. No mechanical skills needed! [More] Outboard Won’t Start 101
Engine problems, and fuel problems in particular, are soooo frustrating to try to figure out. Tips and tricks that we’ve learned. [More] Finding a Fuel Problem
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
Listen in for our 4-step approach to having sufficient power for the things we want on our boat. [More] The Power Equation
If someone gets injured or ill — or just has to be away from the boat for some reason — someone else aboard is going to have to step up. But can they? [More] Boat Systems for Everyone
You can just hand-pull the anchor every time. But if you’re full-time cruising, there are some safety tradeoffs to consider. [More] Do I Need a Windlass?
First-time boat buyers are often seduced by fixer-uppers, aka “project boats.” Unfortunately, it takes a considerable amount of experience to evaluate the possibilities and do the work. [More] Is a Project Boat a Good FIRST Boat?