Cleaning?! Yawn! Who wants to clean while they’re sailing off into the sunset, snorkeling incredible reefs or falling asleep to the soft waves lapping on the hull? Well…after you neglect a routine cleaning system on your boat you’ll soon want to jump ship. Watching the sun go down with a waft of mold permeating your nostrils, snorkeling with disintegrating snorkel gear and having a bug infestation isn’t a nice visualization, is it?! Don’t make the boat cleaning mistakes I made. Read on…
The boat cleaning tasks template might seem like a simple spreadsheet but you’ll be amazed by its effectiveness. Whether it’s just you and your partner or you and a group of guests, you can use this tasks template to provide each occupant with the responsibilities necessary to keep your boat clean and tidy.
The boat cleaning calendar is far from simplistic and takes quite a bit of effort to keep it going. Some jobs are not too laborious whereas others are a real bore. Make a commitment to yourself to enforce that the calendar job gets done each day. After a couple of months, you’ll reap the benefits of a clean boat and reduction in monstrous cleaning jobs.
With plans to enter the Pacific Ocean on the horizon, we decided to clean our fresh water tank on the boat. Neither my husband, Simon, nor I knew how to clean a boat water tank but we knew that we’d eventually need fresh clean water coming from it! The first step we took was to
So you think you’re going to sail off into the sunset enjoying fresh air and feeling amazingly healthy? Not if you have mold on board…and every boat has mold. The good news, however, is that there are actions you can take to prevent the spread of mold and several techniques for boat mold removal. Before
After years of asking marine professionals and long term live aboards how to best maintain our teak deck, time after time we’ve been told to use Boracol. Boracol is a chemical that can be used for the management of mold, fungal growth, mildew, slime, dry rot and insect attack. Before being a boat owner I
Whether you’re visiting a marina to top-up with water, get fuel or pick someone up at the airport there are several other tasks that are better suited to complete in a marina enjoinment. To make the most of your marina stay, use this helpful marina checklist listed below. But before doing so, watch the video I
With our old sailboat, Selene, a 35’ Moody I don’t think it ever crossed our mind that our teak deck needed a clean. Of course, we’d spray it down with fresh water and clean off any bird poop but we never thought of properly cleaning the teak. With our Oyster 56′, we’ve felt a stronger
Clearing out my closet – in more ways that one! From the overwhelming amount of tasks that need to be preformed before I sell up and sail away, I have a few that stand out as major stressors. The one’s that are currently niggling me are: getting my British passport (taking the ‘Life in the