Boat Projects

The Cost of Winterizing Your Boat

August 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

I get asked a lot of questions about the cost of owning a boat. Not so much the price tag of the actual boat (although I get that a lot too), but more about the cost...

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The Sun Almost Set on my Boat

August 17, 2015 | 3 Comments

I haven’t posted as much in 2015. Actually, nothing at all. There’s a good reason for that – my engine block was cracked. In fact, our boat has only been in the water for 4 weeks...

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There are a few benefits to owning a 20 year old boat. One of those benefits is all the extra time you get to spend on the internet trying to figure out if new parts...

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It finally arrived: a night out on the boat. We just took the boat out a couple kilometres from the marina for a night out on the water. Nothing too exciting happened – just a lot...

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After my success at plumbing a new galley faucet, I’m a little more ambitious and confident in trying to get a few other things fixed. One of the long standing issues on my boat was a...

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Plumbing a New Galley Faucet is Hard

May 21, 2014 | 2 Comments

Our boat is in pretty good shape. I say “pretty good” because mechanically and structurally – it’s great. However, everything else is 20 years old. This year I’m determined to correct a few of these...

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How Not To Tarp Your Boat For Winter

March 17, 2014 | 1 Comments

As we prepare to get our boat ready for the 2014 boating season, I’d like to revisit the end of the 2012 / start of 2013 – and the horrible experience of tarping our own...

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