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We've learned a lot about boat repairs and upgrades while cruising over 10,000 miles in two different boats. Passing on what we've learned . . .

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Is your boat's gelcoat looking chalky? Even if neglected, a little DIY elbow grease can make it look as good as new. #DIY Grease, Sailboat, Sailing, Good Things, How To Make, Diy, Sailing Boat, Candle, Bricolage

Renewing Chalky Gelcoat | The Boat Galley

Step-by-step directions and recommended products and tools to renew chalky gelcoat on a boat. Make that dull boat shine again!

How to connect a Standard Horizon GX2200 VHF with GPS and AIS receiver to a Garmin chartplotter. Wiring and device settings. Boat Projects, Connection

Connecting GX2200 VHF/AIS to Garmin Chartplotter | The Boat Galley

How to connect a Standard Horizon GX2200 VHF with GPS and AIS receiver to a Garmin chartplotter. Wiring and device settings.

When deciding what boat work to do first, we ask ourselves one question to decide what’s really important What If Questions, This Or That Questions, Boat Projects, How To Remove Rust, Your Back, Hold You, Not Good Enough, Meant To Be, Cruise

What’s Holding You Back | The Boat Galley

When deciding what boat work to do first, we ask ourselves one question to decide what’s really important

Ripping out old fiberglass is one step. Removing the sharp is another step entirely! Boat Projects, First Step, Kayaking, How To Remove, Sea, Ocean, Kayaks

Grinding Down Fiberglass | The Boat Galley

6 tips for making fiberglass removal easier. It's not all in the tools! Links: Shop-vac (Amazon) Tyvek suit (Amazon) Respirator (Amazon)

Saving money is just one of the reasons we do most work on our boat ourselves. Learn the other reasons we prefer to do things ourselves. Boat Projects, Sailboat, Saving Money, Learning, Boats, Tips, Sailing Boat, Save My Money, Studying

Why We DIY on the Boat | The Boat Galley

Saving money is just one of the reasons we do most work on our boat ourselves. Learn the other reasons we prefer to do things ourselves.

Barefoot Gal had good bones but a very tired interior. It was finally time for a major renovation. Learn what all the problems were and our priorities in the update. Marine Environment, Boat Projects, Us Sailing, Boat Interior, Good Bones, Very Tired, Rv Life, Sailboat, Life Hacks

Our Boat Renovation Begins | The Boat Galley

Barefoot Gal had good bones but a very tired interior. It was finally time for a major renovation. Learn what all the problems were and our priorities in the update.

If your boat starts taking on water, will you know in time? Here's our solution. Boat Projects, I Need To Know, Cruise, Water, Gripe Water, Cruises, Aqua

Bilge Alarm | The Boat Galley

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.

Bad-tasting water from your boat's tank?  Filter it!  Three suggested ways to do it, with the pros and cons of each. #TheBoatGalley #liveaboard Boat Projects, Easy Projects, Boating Tips, Boat Battery, Wind Power, Keep It Cleaner, Filters, Cruise, Things To Come

Boat Water Filtering | The Boat Galley

Boat water filtering will make your tank water not just taste good, but remove impurities. It also saves work in lugging water bottles to the boat!

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. Boat Projects, I Need To Know, O Ring, Water Crafts, Cruise, Engineering, Cruises, Mechanical Engineering, Architectural Engineering

Boat Maintenance: O-Rings | The Boat Galley

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.

Don't let sunlight ruin the display on your cockpit VHF microphone! Five minute DIY project to protect your investment. #TheBoatGalley #boatwork #liveaboard Boat Projects, Diy Projects, Ruin, Sunlight, Boats, Display, Cover, Tips, Floor Space

Cockpit Mic Cover | The Boat Galley

Don't let sunlight ruin the display on your cockpit VHF microphone! Five minute DIY project to protect your investment.

Sun can kill your instrument displays, making them useless. Here's how we protect our cockpit VHF microphone. Boat Projects, Boats, Sun, Learning, Cover, Tips, Ships, Studying, Teaching

Cockpit Mic Cover | The Boat Galley

Don't let sunlight ruin the display on your cockpit VHF microphone! Five minute DIY project to protect your investment.

A battery monitor keeps you from getting low before you know it. Here are DIY instructions and info about how we chose this monitor. Boat Projects, Easy Projects, Living On A Boat, Cooking Videos, Water Crafts, Step By Step Instructions, Cooking Timer, Tiny House, Monitor

Choosing and Installing a Victron Battery Monitor | The Boat Galley

Step-by-step instructions with pictures to install a Victron battery monitor, including reasons for having a battery monitor and why we chose this one.

17 tips for painting the bottom of your boat.  Tips apply to both sailing and motoring vessels.  Make one of the worst boat projects just a little easier. Bottom Paint, Pie In The Sky, Boat Projects, Diy Boat, How To Start Running, Paint Cans, Sailboat, Sailing, Cruise

Tips for a DIY Bottom Paint Job - Abroad Reach Travel

A DIY Bottom paint job might just be the least fun you can have with a boat. This is 17 tips to make your bottom paint job just a little less miserable.

What's the best technique for cleaning, literally, a boatload of horribly stained and dirty teak? Here's what worked for me. Boat Cleaning, Cleaning Hacks, Outdoor Living Patios, Boating Tips, Sailboat Interior, Boat Restoration, Boat Decor, Marine Environment, Boat Projects

Boat Renovation: Choosing Teak Cleaner and Finish | The Boat Galley

How do you choose a teak cleaner and finish? There's a lot of labor involved and you want products that are going to make you thrilled with the results. My criteria and before/after photos. Yes, I'm delighted!

Restoring an old boat? Use this easy tool to find parts at the best prices. #theboatgalley Used Boat Parts, Boat Restoration, Boat Projects, Vintage Boats, Timing Is Everything, Old Boats, Wooden Boats, Hard To Find, Sailboat

Looking For Hard-to-Find Boat Parts? | The Boat Galley

Boat Used Part Search: locate hard-to-find used boat parts quickly and easily -- and at affordable prices -- with this search tool.

Yes, you can grow greens and herbs (and even tomatoes!) on your sailboat. Check out this clever DIY to help you make your own boat garden. County Cork Ireland, Galway Ireland, Ireland Vacation, Ireland Travel, Boating Tips, Organic Structure, Living On A Boat, Boat Projects, Red Tomato

DIY Boat Garden | The Boat Galley

Yes, you can grow greens and herbs (and even tomatoes!) on your sailboat. Check out this clever DIY to help you make your own boat garden.