How to troubleshoot and repair an HPF error on Marine Air Conditioner

If you have a boat with air conditioner or heaters, you have likely seen the dreaded HPF error (High-Pressure Freon or High-Pressure Fault) error. Depending on the manufacturer or your …

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Results from Epoxy & Polyester testing

Well, The results are in. We have done several tests as most readers of this blog will now. After removing the teak from our deck, we had some core to …

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How to make a vacuum bagging system for deck core

Learn how to make a vacuum bagging system for boat deck repairs with supplies you already have. It’s a great way to improve boat deck repairs.

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Polyester Testing – 3rd time is a charm !!!

If you are an avid reader of this site, you likely know we are removing our teak deck and going back down with a nonskid Fiberglass deck. The big question …

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Scraping and testing a new Exterior Finish

This week I wasn’t able to get a ton of stuff done. I ended up going out of town and because of that had limited time on the weekend with …

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Adding Fiberglass to the Deck where the Core has been replaced

After all the work on the deck with replacing the core, it was time to start to get the glass laid down over the core. While this post is a …

Exploring the Core on the Deck

“Run she may, but Shine she Must” – Dorade Polish and rebuild

This week was another good week of progress. For those that have been following some of our earlier blog posts on the deck core replacement, you know that we patched …

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Installing new Deck Core

It is never an easy decision to embark on this kind of work as a DIY project or hiring it out. The sheer economics of this one made the decision …

Exploring the Core on the Deck

Testing for Delamination or Core rot on your boat.

  To a sailor or boater more pause than cutting holes in their boat. It is one thing to drill a hole through the vessel for a new through hull …

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Insulating to prevent Condensation

This week we decided to start working in the V-Berth as a way to continue projects after dark and when there is just not enough motivation to take another screw …