A propane regulator that extends off the tank is just a leak waiting to happen. Here’s a better regulator installation that’s an easy DIY project. [More] A Better Propane Regulator
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.
You have to get the work done to go cruising. But every now and then, you need a sailing break to remind you of why you’re working so hard. [More] Why We Cruise
A fun weekend is in the cards. Until a simple project just creeps to something that takes all day! [More] Project Creep
Got rattling windows on your boat? You NEED these little gizmos! Not expensive, quick and easy to install. [More] Stop Rattling Windows
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
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