Get Rid of Boat Odors!

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?

Ongoing Head Challenge …

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

8 Steps to Eliminate Boat Head Odors

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!

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

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

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

Joker Valves Are No Joke!

We all like to joke about joker valves, but when the head joker valve begins to malfunction, it’s no joke!

Black Friday Shopping Spree …

OK, so I lied, I don’t do Black Friday. But I did “go shopping” on Black Friday.  Actually it was more like a sleuthing mission, but there were no frenzied crowds. Octopus linear drives.   What the heck is an Octopus linear drive?  It’s the thingy that moves our rudder for the below decks autopilot. Before […]

ICom M802 Crumbly Mike Cords … UGH!

Do you have an ICom SSB radio with a crumbling cord? Ours has crumbled multiple times, ticking me off every time I have to replace it. Now I find out, ICom is replacing them for no charge! Here’s the info from ICom…

What’s Up? Autohelm ST50 Windicator

What’s up?   ME!  Yesterday David hoisted me up the mast to replace the wind indicator that the blankety blank birds sat on and destroyed.  This is our last spare part and I’m not sure I can get more …   so the dang birds need to leave it alone! The view is spectacular from on high […]