Why repair o-rings annually, even if they don’t appear to be cracked? Contaminated fuel and engine damage are only a few of the problems you’ll avoid. [More] Boat Maintenance: O-Rings
Life underway is full of excitement and fun, but can be challenging too.
Here's some of our "standard operating procedures" that reduce the stress and increase the enjoyment.
Does it drive you nuts to raise the main on a boat with lazy jacks? A couple hours and about $100 in parts can solve the problem! [More] How To Make Lazy Jacks Easy To Use
Cruising plans are often said to be written in the sand at low tide. It took us a couple of years to understand what that really meant. [More] Cruising & Plans
Would you know if water was filling your bilge BEFORE it got over the floorboards? The sooner you know, the better your chance of saving the boat. [More] Bilge Alarm
How to securely tie your boat to a mooring ball and avoid chafe. Includes regular tying up, the best line to use and extra security for storms. [More] How To Tie a Boat To a Mooring Ball
Have you ever wished there was a better way to communicate with each other or with multiple people while on your boat? [More] Communication Headsets
How to find the cause of a fuel problem on a boat. Symptoms and possible causes, plus step-by-step strategies for finding it. [More] Find a Fuel Problem on a Boat
Got a door that rattles when underway — or even when a wave hits at anchor? How we stopped one that drove us nuts! [More] Stop Rattling Doors
Want to change your boat’s navigation lights to LED bulbs? Confused about where you should use cool white, warm white or colored bulbs? Here are the answers. [More] LED Bulbs for Our Nav Lights
When you’re motoring, your engine is constantly circulating sea water. Crud in the water can cause the engine to overheat. How to avoid problems. [More] Motoring with Crud in the Water