Get Rid of Boat Odors!

The New Get Rid of Boat Odors .. a most valuable companion aboard!

The #1 rule — if the boat smells there’s a reason and the culprit is likely better at playing hide n seek than you are at finding the source of the smell! Need help finding the issue?

The Secret to “Mirror-Finish” Teak

Varnish

The Secret to “Mirror-Finish” Teak. Hint: it’s not that hard to do yourself, why not have the best?

Ongoing Head Challenge …

O Ring being put back inside the pump casing ... after lubrication with PTFE  Magic Lube - or SuperLube -grease.

It’s never over til it’s over. One more head challenge before achieving the final VICTORY!

8 Steps to Eliminate Boat Head Odors

The Culprit (otherwise known as The Head)

VICTORY! 8 Steps to how we FINALLY overcame the worst STINK in our 15 years of cruising!

What Spares to Take Cruising?

Freeing the Wind Indicator

What spare parts do we need to go cruising? Here’s our downloadable PDF file to use as a starting point for your own boat.

Makin’ A List, Checkin’ It Twice!

Good Night Sunshine, HELLO Starry Starry Night!

Did our watermaker make water? Were we able to talk to friends in Panama and Colombia?

New Twist on Protecting Varnish Teak?

One on, one off ... no mold, no melting, no scratches!

Did the black ventilated Home Depot plastic drainpipe protect our varnished teak caprail from the Florida Keys summer sun? Inquiring minds (and those of us with more pressing boat projects than another 2 coats of varnish right away), want to know! 🙂

B.O.A.T. Know What It Means?

RIP to our 30 year old Hurth V-Drive transmission

Someone once said: “Money can’t buy happiness, but it can buy you the kind of misery you prefer.”

Working With a Boatyard From Afar

The rudder assembly required rebuilding ... hopefully it's better than new!

As commuter cruisers, we often find ourselves managing major projects with a boatyard while we’re not there… not the best way, but we don’t want to waste our precious six months sailing in a boatyard … here are some tips from our experiences…

Boatyard Challenges …

Hauling is always a major trauma - the dread of what the bottom will look like is never fun.  Bad, but not as bad as I had envisioned ...

Owning a 30 year old boat is not for the faint of heart … or wallet. I keep telling myself “preventative maintenance is good”, but what next?