How To

How-to and DIY instructions for completing the projects on your sailboat.

Making Your Own Stack Pack

In our continuous effort to rid our boat of all the green, I have been on a sewing frenzy this summer. Little by little our boat is looking fresher, almost happier. First the cove...
Making a canvas life sling bags adds a lot to the look of your sailboat.

Sewing A New Life Sling Bag

Now that I’ve gotten in the swing of sewing again, it has been hard to stop. After I finished our dodger, I was ready for the next project. Our new bimini frame sits on...

Making A New Dodger

Replacing the dodger on Chancelot has been high up on the list since we bought the boat a year (!) ago. The plastic was brown and drying out, and the canvas was so misshapen it...

Before & After: The Salon

When we bought Chancelot, we told everyone that she had good bones but needed a major cosmetic makeover. The previous owner had spent money on the systems and equipment that mattered, but really didn't care...

DIY All-Purpose Cleaner

Unless you've been living under a rock (or you know, sailing through remote islands), you've likely heard of essential oils. I've always been intrigued by them, but also quite skeptical. I'm not one to fall...