Listen in for our 4-step approach to having sufficient power for the things we want on our boat. [More] The Power Equation
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.
If someone gets injured or ill — or just has to be away from the boat for some reason — someone else aboard is going to have to step up. But can they? [More] Boat Systems for Everyone
You can just hand-pull the anchor every time. But if you’re full-time cruising, there are some safety tradeoffs to consider. [More] Do I Need a Windlass?
First-time boat buyers are often seduced by fixer-uppers, aka “project boats.” Unfortunately, it takes a considerable amount of experience to evaluate the possibilities and do the work. [More] Is a Project Boat a Good FIRST Boat?
When someone goes up the mast, we think — logically — of their safety. But we also have to think about those on deck. Simple safety precautions. [More] Safety from the Top of the Mast
Big windows in a boat are wonderful for providing views but can really heat up the inside. Regular shades work most of the year, but better window shades can lower interior temps by 10°. Just 5 minutes and less than $20! [More] Better Window Covers
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
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