Hiss, then a river of water flowing below floor boards

That is never good ! I was working today in my little office in the V-berth and I heard a noise, not to loud, but a sort of Pffsstt sound. …

Cleaning the Teak Decks

We know we have work to do on our decks.  The seams are dried and need to be re-done.  More importantly, in a good rain, when I walk on it, …

Strengthening the Anchor Pad-eye and Bedding Technique

Before we bought DreamChaser, the broker had mentioned that the previous owner had done work in the Anchor locker,  re-glassing the bin.  I can see where they did that and …

The value of keeping spares

Uh-Oh – HPF means maintenance is needed Living on a boat is great.  The motion, the tranquility, the peace, being closer to nature.  These are just some of the things …

Low Galley Water flow – New Faucet re-prioritized

We had planned on replacing the fixtures throughout the boat over time, but we what worked well in our other boat was that we would keep an eye out for …

Checking and Preparing the surface below the Teak Deck

I spent some time today cleaning up the section of the deck below the teak that I removed.  I tap tested the area and it all seemed solid.  The strange …

Teak Deck renewal – Exploratory visit to see what I am facing

We have a few leaks down below and I have noticed a lot of spots where the sealant between teak boards is dry and cracked and in some places has …

First Cleanup and Wax of part of the boat

We just recently took possession of DreamChaser and we have been doing small things to clean her up and prepare here. For example down below, Deb painted inside all of …