Category: Boat Work

Technical and how-to information about our restoration of Whistlin' Riggin', a 1979 Union Polaris '36 that we are going to sail the world in.

What You Need For A DIY Boat Safety Kit

Based on experience, conversations with other boaters, and my own research, this safety kit lists the items that we’ve equipped our boat with to make sure that while aboard, everyone is safe and prepared for the worst-case scenarios.

Reasons why choosing a diesel stove for our boat was a good idea

There are a lot of opinions when it comes to the “right” or “best” way to…

How to clean your boat underwater the easy way

The first and best advice on this topic you should ever get is this: clean your…

Tricks to make the job easy when using marine filler

After grinding the entire cabin top of our 36’ Union Polaris, we were happy to move…

Things to consider before you start a boat restoration

We’ve all been there – the moment you see a low priced boat that just has…

Pros and cons of teak decks

Whether you’re thinking about buying a boat with a teak deck, or already have your name…

Tips to getting the best marine service at a shipyard for your boat

No matter how skilled you are with your own boat DIY projects, or if you even…

How to clean and paint the bilge of your boat

Yet another project on the ever long list of to do’s for Whistlin’ Riggin’, our 36’…

Demolition and a hole in our boat!

Yes ladies and gentlemen, the demolition phase of this refit seems to never end but for…

The restoration of our classic sailboat begins

Lao Tzu said, “The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.” That ladies and gentlemen…

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