Category Archives: Boat projects

10 Things that Belong on Every Boat–Part Two

In my last post, 10 Things–Part One, I covered the books I thought belonged on every cruising sailboat. This time I get to some of the maintenance “goos and gunks” that are needed to keep a boat working well. All of … Continue reading

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10 Things that Belong on Every Boat–Part One

Karen suggested that I put together a list of the ten things I think every boat owner should have close to hand.  It is a bit of a challenge to keep it to only ten, but these are  things that … Continue reading

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The List

I had written that we had projects that were planned for our time in Annapolis.  We postpone some non-urgent projects until we are in a major yachting center where a wide range of possible parts and support are available.  Nothing … Continue reading

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What do you do all day?

I am sure every cruising sailor has heard that question from family and friends:  “What do you do all day?” I know I have heard it from some readers of this blog (You know who you are!). I think people imagine … Continue reading

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Fixing the Hole in the Boat

A hole in the boat? Well, sometimes they are needed.  This one is where the anchor chain drops down through the deck into the chain locker through the “chainpipe”.  A simple system, and one that mostly works well.  The windlass … Continue reading

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What to Use to Catch Fish?

If you have any familiarity with fishing or fisherman you know everybody has there own favorite lure to use.  Favorite type, or colors, or brand name.  The ONE that is the BEST and catches fish when nothing else will.  There … Continue reading

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The Haulout

Anytime a boat comes out of the water for maintenance and projects it is a traumatic time.  Traumatic to the wallet, to the schedule, and to the people involved.  That is double true for boats that are routine liveaboards! Here … Continue reading

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