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Our Boat Renovation Begins - The Boat Galley

Barefoot Gal had good bones but a very tired interior. It was finally time for a major renovation. Learn what all the problems were and our priorities in the update.

How we renovated our 1971 sailboat (before/after)

After buying our boat, we quickly realized there are two types of boat owners: 1. The type with money who pays for any repairs or renovations they need 2. The type that cannot afford to throw endless money at a hobby and likes to get their hands dirty and DIY everything. As I'm sure you can guess, we fall into the second category. Being a designer who has never owned more than the furniture inside our apartment, I couldn't WAIT to get started on completely redecorating the cabin (the…

Painting Catalina fiberglass interior | Sailboat Owners Forums

Hey guys! I'm in the process of painting my entire boat inside and out. I've spent the last few days sanding the outside of the boat and applied the...

Refitting our Sailboat Interior: From an Antique Sailboat to a Floating Miami Beach House Style

After trying to come up with various ways to make the boat feel bigger and brighter (more hatches, LED lighting, mirrors) we finally decided to go ahead and break one of the biggest taboos in the sailing world - PAINT THE INTERIOR!

A great mast raising system

I have a Hunter 23 and have tried several mast raising systems over the years and have finally found one that is superior to all others. It is fast, easy...

Installing Your Lifeline Netting – SV Mahi

This post is about how we added the lifeline netting on board Mahi. Lifeline netting is an important safety feature on a sailboat when you have young children and/or pets on board. Full disclos…

Know how: Hydro-generators

One of the most vexed questions for long-distance sailors is how to keep the batteries topped up without resorting to running the engine. In the past, that

Painting the Hull | Sailboat Painting | Sailboat Restoration | Roll and Tip verywellsalted.com

We decided to paint the hull ourselves after getting a quote of $3000 to get it sprayed with Awl Grip. We didn't think it would be all that hard, we'd both painted many things so how hard would it really be? We decided to roll and tip it, watched a few YouTube videos, and gave it a go! It was really pretty easy. The trick is to get the consistency right and to keep moving fast so that the edge always stays wet. The tipping part is like magic! After you drag the brush (very lightly) across…