So You Bought A Sailrite, Now What?

To buy or not to buy a Sailrite, that is the question nearly all cruisers debate at one point or another. The Sailrite Ultrafeed LSZ-1 (the one that does the zig-zag stitch needed for...
Hanging pockets add additional storage to your sailboat

Storage Hack: Hanging Pockets

Its that time of year again, when all the lucky cruisers are heading south to warmer waters. Us? We are starting our preparations for winter. The other weekend I headed to our storage unit...

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...

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...
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...