We all hate when there’s a problem and want to fix it as fast as possible. Today’s tip, from Georgia Hilton, will cut your troubleshooting time dramatically. [More] An Easier Way to Troubleshoot
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.
When gear breaks, it obviously has to be fixed. Even if you’ve got the parts, it might be hours or days until the repair is complete. What do you do in the meantime? [More] Dealing with Broken Gear
Buoyancy tanks are a great idea on a boat. But unless they’re filled with something that won’t let that compartment fill with water, they’re useless if cracked or holed. Solve that potential problem easily! [More] Better Buoyancy Tanks
How much boat repair is there really in the cruising life? How often do repairs really delay you? [More] 4 Months Repairs on a Cruising Boat
We’re used to thinking BIG. But boats demand small, precise, exact – and an inch can be as big as a mile, especially when renovating! [More] The Precision of Boat Space
What do you do when the outboard won’t start . . . besides curse? Fourteen simple things to try that work most of the time. No mechanical skills needed! [More] 14 Simple Fixes for an Outboard
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
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