When working on house flooring reminds me that boat life skills apply even on land. [More] Space Shifting for Projects
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.
When we ordered our new sails, we made a rookie mistake when writing down the numbers. Here’s what should have clued us in. [More] Measure Twice, Cut Once
How to find the cause of a fuel problem on a boat. Symptoms and possible causes, plus step-by-step strategies for finding it. [More] Find a Fuel Problem on a Boat
6 tips for making fiberglass removal easier. It’s not all in the tools! Links: Shop-vac (Amazon) Tyvek suit (Amazon) Respirator (Amazon) Duct tape (Amazon) Sanding pad for drill (Amazon) 40-grit sandpaper (Amazon) Nica email Carolyn email Prefer to read? Check out Grinding Down Fiberglass.
When deciding what boat work to do first, we ask ourselves one question to decide what’s really important [More] What’s Holding You Back
If your boat has been sitting for a while, you may need to polish your fuel. Here’s how with suggested tools to make it easier to accomplish DIY fuel polishing. [More] DIY Fuel Polishing
Bad-tasting water from your boat’s tank? Filter it! Three suggested ways to do it, with the pros and cons of each. [More] Boat Water Filtering
Simple hacks to help ensure you get the best deals you can on EBay. [More] Tips on Using eBay Confidently
Finding commercial options sometimes isn’t possible. Learn how we managed a very doable DIY finish for our refit! [More] Cheater Tongue and Groove
Tracking numbers (dollars and hours of time) as we get ready for our extended cruise. There is a lot that goes into preparation. [More] February 2020 Cruising Prep Expenses