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Blowing it Out in Grenada

Haul outs, Fun on land, and sexy boat maintenance. It all has to be done. Sooner or later. . . . . .

Dirty Wenches? Dirty Winches? How to get them clean!

Step by step. How to clean sailing winches. Many thanks to Rokas from Lithuanian for his very detailed instructions. . . . . .

Yikes We blew out our Mainsail

While sailing in some gusty winds in the Atlantic, the stitching torn on the connector for the in-mast roller mainsail. The sail was now loose from the ropes and flailing in the winds.  In this video what and what NOT to do when removing this type of mainsail and halyardRead More …

Washin’ Wednesday leads to Wet Teeshirts?!

Only because you can’t wash a big ole’ boat without getting wet yourself. We are prepping for our besties to come in this weekend. We are so excited to have visitors on the Music! Since I got a new inflatable stand up paddle board I decided to use him toRead More …

Take Me Up Tuesday

It’s time to take me up to 50 ft! I absolutely love going up this high. Our anchor light was burnt out so I had to go all the way up to the top. Sometimes boat maintenance is just plain fun 🙂 #thecrabbycaptainandthesunnysailor #boatlife #boatmaintainence

Episode Five Sewing a New Top

Going Topless?! Without a bimini that is! Everyone needs a top from time to time and our sailboat’s Bimini needed some repairs. Here is some how to’s to help fellow boaters do the same. From threading the Sailrite sewing machine, to replacing the marine vinyl, we tell you how toRead More …

How to get mail while on a boat or traveling in RV

While traveling around on a boat one needs to get mail sometimes. Actually this chick needs to get mail a lot. (Captain Ed says I need to have an Amazon intervention.) True story: I actually spoke to a rep for Amazon and jokingly said, “Your stock is going to goRead More …

How to troubleshoot and repair an on-demand water pump

  We recently lost our pressurized water on our boat.  Here is a video to explain our troubleshooting and ultimate repair of our water pump.

Repairing a blood pressure gauge to zero

Our boat came equipped with a MACKDADDY (you can thank me later for the 80s reference) First Aid Kit. It has gauze, tape, band-aid, splints, ice bags, tourniquets, Ace bandages, Burn aid dressings, CPR masks, blood pressure cuff and gauge, drugs (get your mind out of the gutter haha), andRead More …

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