Barefoot Gal had good bones but a very tired interior. It was finally time for a major renovation. Learn what all the problems were and our priorities in the update. [More] Our Boat Renovation Begins
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.
If there’s a problem on your boat, you need to know about it right away. A bilge alarm is one tool to give you an early warning. Learn more here. [More] Why Have a Bilge Alarm?
A rigging failure is one of the scariest things that can happen on an offshore passage. Techniques for getting yourself to safety without outside assistance. [More] Jury-Rig Your Rigging
A v-berth is a great place to sleep. Making the bed up there look lovely is a whole other story [More] Making the Bed on Board
Summer seems endless. Except when every weekend is filled to the brim of everything BUT boat projects! Is this okay or not? [More] When Life Gets in The Way
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
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