We like having a photo record of our travels . . . but our camera is paying for itself, too. If you can find a part number, you may not be locked into buying a proprietary part! [More] The Photo That Saved Us $120
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.
Your refrigerator isn’t cooling and you’ve checked everything you can on it. Don’t give up — there’s another possibility! [More] Is It the Refrigerator — or Bad Batteries?
Got hairline cracks and want a fast and easy way to stop them from leaking? Capt. Tolley’s is your answer. [More] Capt. Tolley’s Penetrating Sealant
The toilet is clogged or the boat needs a pumpout . . . but you need to go. What do you do? [More] Emergency Toilet: The Wag Bag
Project boats are sooo tempting. They seem like an inexpensive way to get into boating. Truth is, they’re likely to end up being more expensive . . . and you won’t be out on the water! [More] Project Boat for a First Boat
If you or your partner were incapicitated, could the other one do all the necessary chores on the boat? How we set our systems up and how it’s paying off. [More] Designing Boat Systems that Everyone Can Use
How to easily keep your cockpit cushions from slipping when you step on them — prevent a serious injury with a simple DIY project. [More] Stop Slipping Cockpit Cushions
How to connect a Standard Horizon GX2200 VHF with GPS and AIS receiver to a Garmin chartplotter. Wiring and device settings. [More] Connecting GX2200 VHF/AIS to Garmin Chartplotter
Don’t let sunlight ruin the display on your cockpit VHF microphone! Five minute DIY project to protect your investment. [More] Cockpit Mic Cover
Nine tips for surviving dirty nasty boat projects — DIY is a great way to improve your boat, but can also take a toll. Make it easier! [More] Living Aboard Through Filthy Projects