Replacing Sanitary Hoses

A cautionary tale  (published October 2012) In the year 2000, when Island Packet built my precious IP 380, MoDachaidh, apparently modern technology hadn’t yet perfected the “guaranteed impermeable” sanitation hose. Instead, Mo’ came equipped with a permeable rubber hose that began to lend the unmistakable aroma of “eau de sewer”

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Varnishing the Cabin Sole

(published February 2012) My boat is 10 years old, and while I work pretty much constantly on the outside teak, I had done nothing to the cabin sole, and it was beginning to show. Something had to be done, but how? While living aboard with Paddy, my hairy boat cat,

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