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Sailboat Plumbing Replacement Project (Part 1) – Planning the Project

This will be the first of a 4 part series on completely replacing the fresh water plumbing system in your boat.  If you have a boat that is over 20 …

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How to avoid a disastrous return to your boat (Preparing the boat for time away from her)

 From time to time Deb and I leave the boat and travel, sometimes together and sometimes only one of us at a time.  As I think most readers of the …

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Making new Floor Panels (Great weather equals great progress)

During the Plumbing project on DreamChaser, we installed a water distribution manifold for all the plumbing lines and located it right under the cabinet floor panels in the upper salon/galley. …

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All about the Poop – ElectroScan Low Amp Electrode Warning

 One of the things that have been convenient on DreamChaser is an onboard waste treatment system.  Like most things in the boating world, the “nautical term” for this is a …

Keeping Cool when it’s hot inside or outside

Being in the south we get some hot days.  I would venture to say it is as hot here as it is in the Caribbean except we don’t have the …

Coming Soon – 4 Part Series on Replacing the fresh water plumbing system.

Since we bought DreamChaser, we have noticed that we can’t leave the fresh water pump on all of the time, due to the many leaks in the fresh water system. …

Owners Stateroom Head Faucet upgrade

The rear head on DreamChaser was originally built with a nice marble countertop and separate hot and cold faucet for the water supply.  At some point prior to us buying …

Killing time on a 6 hour car drive

Deb and I were in Galveston a couple of weeks ago for our friends wedding and after words, we went up to Kemah to get a few things out of …

Ice Cubes on a boat in August = Heaven

The previous owner of DreamChaser had removed the gimbaled stove and oven and put in a built combo 12 volt / 120 AC refrigerator.  It was kind of convenient and …

Butyl Tape – The best bedding material around?

On Dream Chaser, there is a sunken anchor well at the bow of the boat.  So essentially when walking toward the bow sprit, you step down about 1 foot into …