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Do you own or want to own a sailboat or any kind of boat?  Are you looking for an ever growing compendium of boat repair and DIY projects ranging from changing your water pump to fixing your marine toilet, repairing the hot water heater or even how to install an icebox conversion?  Then welcome aboard!  Since 80% of boats owned are twenty years old and older, there’s a good chance you’ll find the help you’re looking for. 

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Walk any boat dock and what will you see?  Many an older boat either well loved or waiting for love, plus lots of folks with dreams of cruising for a weekend or taking a sailboat over the horizon to distant lands.   This blog is dedicated to those who own or are looking to own a sailboat or power bpat and are willing to use a bit of elbow grease to fix up and maintain those boats.  We who willingly skin a few knuckles to save a few bucks.  If you are familiar with blogs then click on ‘recent posts’ or ‘archives’ and find the answers you need!

If you’ve never visited a blog before then let me explain the difference between a blog and a web site. In the real world, I have a web site for my business. It’s designed to give buyers and sellers information and hopefully bring a job my way.  A blog however, is designed to share fun, information about both good and bad times, help each other and build a community of friends with a common interest.

On the sides of the screen are what is call ‘sidebars’ there are places to click to read about recent articles I’ve written. I also try to provide links to other sites that offer either more information or goods and services.   Also at the top and bottom, in the green bar, you’ll find other places to click.

If, for instance in the green bar, you click on ‘Archives’ you’ll go to a page with a list of each month that this blog has existed. If you click on a month, you’ll get a drop down menu of all the articles I’ve written and you can click on any to read them.

Some articles are funny…like ‘the perilous potty’ (you can click to read) which talks about a blocked boat toilet…one of those “it’s funny years later” stories.

Other articles are more about maintaining your boat, click here to read ‘Buying a Used Boat? and you can read my top tips of things to do before that first trip out with your new to you boat. We are also watersports junkies so you can see some nice pictures of me and learn how to go hydrofoiling here.

I’m always open to suggestions for articles so please, feel free to email me: Debbie (@) PacificNorthwestBoating (.) com I know that looks weird, but there are unscrupulous spammers out in cyber space that harvest email address and Lord knows I don’t need any more junk emails! I do however LOVE to have emails from my friends.

Reader contributions are happily reviewed for publishing. If you have a great story about a favorite destination, or a what went wrong, a refit or anything you’d like to share, feel free to contact me. 

If you have a problem please let me know. Sometimes I can help, Peter for instance needed a new wheel pilot for his boat, an older wheel pilot. I was able to help him find one. What was in it for me? Nothing except a warm feeling in my heart and a big thank you from him.

At the bottom of pretty much all my articles you’ll find a ‘comments’ link. If you click there you can read what others have said or leave your thoughts, please don’t hesitate to do so. Sometimes readers will ask a question and someone else visiting will leave an answer…I love that.

If you’d like to subscribe (it’s free) just click on the orange button above in the green bar or on the subscribe tab below. This is a SPAM free site. We will NEVER rent, trade or sell your name to anybody for any reason and you may easily unsubscribe at anytime.  It’s easy to do and you’ll get the next addition delivered free! You choose who will send it to you (example: Google or Yahoo). You can even sign up to have it come in your email if you’d like. I also have social buttons and you’ll find them under share this at the end of each article, I always appreciate a ‘vote’ plus you can email a ‘how to’ or a laugh your friends.

Spending time on your sailboat or power boat can be wonderful and fulfilling.  Yet there will be times when you will be faced with a problem.  Do you pay someone else to fix your boat or do look here for that DIY repair and find out how to replace that water pump, fix that marine toilet, learn to set up your old Navico wheel pilot or even read a review of that boat you’re thinking about buying?  You can find those boat answers here, click on ‘Archives’ now.