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Looking after a boat is hard work. They require both preventive and remedial maintenance, and this can add up, both money wise and time wise. If you can do some of the work yourself then that certainly helps. In fact it’s important to know some basic maintenance as things will no doubt go wrong when there’s no one around to help. Here we cover some of the technical elements we have addressed onboard our boat and hope that they may be of help to others. But please, please, proceed with caution! If you have any concerns or doubts please consult a marine professional, these articles are purely for guidance only.

Yanmar 3GM30F Diesel Engine

How to Change the Oil and Filter on a Yanmar 3GM30F Diesel Engine

Over time your diesel engine oil will deteriorate and lose its lubrication and protection properties. This could lead to problems including wear and tear on moving parts, seizing of cylinders and premature engine failure. To prevent this it is recommended to change your engine oil at regular intervals. Our engine… Read More »How to Change the Oil and Filter on a Yanmar 3GM30F Diesel Engine

Yacht bedroom boat carpet

DIY Boat Carpets!

We purchased a carpet remnant from the Ebay Outlet Store of Designer Carpet , a pair of Titanium Coated Tradesman Shears from Amazon and set to work with our measurement tape. The only work space big enough on board to do this was our bed! So we removed the mattress… Read More »DIY Boat Carpets!