Sailing Mango

Showing all posts tagged as boat-repairs:

Teak Decks - Done!

The decks are done. Mostly. After the caulking was done, the guys pulled the tape and very lightly sanded the planks just to knock off the remaining silicone. We specifically did not have them sa...

Teak Deck Update

Two weeks ago the guys started working on the decks. The process is this:Rip out the old caulk.Clean up the grooves between the planks, possibly deepening them since the planks have worn down a bit...

Teak Decks

(With a nod to Gary Larson) "Ah, you are new hear. What is your name?", said a woman with a clipboard. Clearing my throat, I said, "Hi. My name is Scott, and I have teak decks." "Hi Scott", the o...

Boat Work Mazatlan - Part 2, or How To Start Your Engine With Your Autopilot

When you last left our heros, we were plugging broken water hoses with our fingers, installing autopilots, and possibly shopping. Since then we did indeed get the water sorted out, the autopilot ra...

Boat Work - Mazatlan

Did I say we would be leaving Mazatlan Thursday or Friday? How adorably naive. A friend yesterday asked when were leaving Maz, and that is what I said, Thursday or Friday. We had just a few things ...

My Boat Work Time Theory

My theory on boat work is that the time it takes to do something on a boat is equal to the time it takes to do a thing in a house times the square of two for every adverse factor on the boat, start...

Boat Repair In Mazatlan

This post is going to get a little technical. I know this will turn some of you on, and if that is the case, perhaps wait until the quite of the evening, when you are with a close confidant, or may...

Boat Tasks In Mexico, AKA Solar Install

While doing boat tasks in Mexico, there are several rules one must follow: Plan the dive, dive the plan. Basically - come up with your goal(s) for the day, and then work those. Otherwise you sit on...

A Great Weekend

My cousin, once removed, got married this past weekend. The party started Thursday at my cousin's home. We ate, drank, swam, let the dogs go a little wild, and most importantly, visited with family...