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
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.
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
Glass fiber and some 2-part epoxy is a powerfully strong combination. Learn the 6 steps to fiberglass success! [More] Fiberglass Work Basics
Replacing a dinghy plug is a great look at boat projects in general. They’re not complicated but they can definitely be time-consuming. [More] Steps to a New Dinghy Plug
A previous owner leave holes in the teak woodwork in your boat? It’s easier to repair than you think! Step-by-step how-to with photos. [More] Repairing Screw Holes in Teak
Applying the new teak finish on our boat’s interior renovation was one of the easiest parts of the project. I love the look that Teak Guard Finish gives! [More] Boat Renovation: Applying Teak Guard
What’s the best technique for cleaning, literally, a boatload of horribly stained and dirty teak? Here’s what worked for me. [More] Boat Renovation: Cleaning Teak