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
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.
Leaks are a part of life on any boat. They’re not only annoying but can lead to bigger problems down the line. Rebed your deck fittings now! [More] How To Rebed a Leaky Deck Prism
How do you choose a teak cleaner and finish? There’s a lot of labor involved and you want products that are going to make you thrilled with the results. My criteria and before/after photos. Yes, I’m delighted! [More] Boat Renovation: Choosing Teak Cleaner and Finish
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
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