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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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Craving fresh greens and even tomatoes underway? Yes, you can guard on the boat. Here's a step-by-step guide to make your own.

DIY Boat Garden | The Boat Galley

Craving fresh greens and even tomatoes underway? Yes, you can guard on the boat. Here's a step-by-step guide to make your own.

Your boat's teak doesn't have to look dry and tired. Here's how to clean and refresh it. Marine Environment, Boat Projects, Teak, Tired, Cleaning

Boat Renovation: Cleaning Teak | The Boat Galley

Your boat's teak doesn't have to look dry and tired. Here's how to clean and refresh it.

Planning to add a fridge or replace an old one on your boat? Here's what you need to know about refrigeration on a cruising boat.

Adding or Changing a Boat Refrigerator | The Boat Galley

Planning to add a fridge or replace an old one on your boat? Here's what you need to know about refrigeration on a cruising boat.

Have a hole in your boat you no longer need? Here's the tips you need to make the job just a little bit easier.

16 Things You Need to Know About Filling In a Thru-Hull | The Boat Galley

Have a hole in your boat you no longer need? Here's the tips you need to make the job just a little bit easier.

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! Sailboat Interior, Boat Projects, Teak, It Is Finished, Cleaning, Boats, Photos, Products, Boating
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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!

Learn from our expensive sailmaking mistake--measure twice, cut once. Rookie Mistake, Sailboat Living, Small Sailboats, Boat Projects, Sailing Adventures, Online Work, Travelling, Sea, Tips
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Measure Twice, Cut Once | The Boat Galley

Learn from our expensive sailmaking mistake--measure twice, cut once.

In 5 minutes, we stopped the sun from damaging our cockpit VHF microphone. Here's how you can do it too.

Cockpit Mic Cover | The Boat Galley

In 5 minutes, we stopped the sun from damaging our cockpit VHF microphone. Here's how you can do it too.

Instead of looking for better ways of getting parts un-frozen, why not just avoid the problem in the first place!

Anti-Seize | The Boat Galley

Instead of looking for better ways of getting parts un-frozen, why not just avoid the problem in the first place!

Is your unvarnished teak interior looking rough? Ours was. Here's what we did to clean it up. Sailboat Interior, Boat Projects, Teak, It Is Finished, Cleaning, Boats, Photos, Products, Boating
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Boat Renovation: Cleaning Teak | The Boat Galley

Is your unvarnished teak interior looking rough? Ours was. Here's what we did to clean it up.

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.

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.

Why it's impossible for a solar power estimator to tell you precisely how much solar power you need. 14 things that may be different in the real world. Living On A Boat, Buy A Boat, Marine Environment, Boat Projects, Do You Need, Sailboats, The Real World, Boating, Solar Power

How Much Solar Power Do You Need? | The Boat Galley

Why it's impossible for a solar power estimator to tell you precisely how much solar power you need. 14 things that may be different in the real world.

How to recognize that the bottom of your boat is fouled with growth, and how best to clean it yourself.  Learn from my mistakes!

Bottom Cleaning | The Boat Galley

How to recognize that the bottom of your boat is fouled with growth, and how best to clean it yourself. Learn from my mistakes!

No, you don't have to carry and store heavy bottles of water. Filter your boat water instead. Here are 3 ways to do it with the pros and cons of each.

Boat Water Filtering | The Boat Galley

No, you don't have to carry and store heavy bottles of water. Filter your boat water instead. Here are 3 ways to do it with the pros and cons of each.

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. #TheBoatGalley #liveaboard Sailboat Living, Living On A Boat, Boating Tips, Boat Projects, What Is Like, Get Over It, Sailing, Cruise, Things To Come
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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. #TheBoatGalley #liveaboard

Despite all the critical house projects that are still not done, when Jeremy decided it was time to build a path, it was time to build a path. Learn why that was a good decision!

“Must Do” vs “Want To Do” | The Boat Galley

Despite all the critical house projects that are still not done, when Jeremy decided it was time to build a path, it was time to build a path. Learn why that was a good decision!

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

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.