We recently made the switch from ablative to hard bottom paint. Here’s how we did it. And you can too. [More] Switching 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.
Creating a new horizontal surface in thin air on the boat is hard. Less hard when you template first. [More] Templating: How and Why
Even a simple boat job can go wrong. One recently had us feeling stupid. Here’s what we learned. Learn from our mistake. [More] Stumped by a Boat Job? Take Another Look
boat needs work that can only be done out of the water. Here’s how to haul out without stress [More] Haul Out Your Boat Without Stress
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
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