Tag Archives: boat upgrades and modifications

How To Fix Your Noisy Refrigerator

How To Fix Your Noisy Refrigerator

Over the last few months the fridge on the boat has been getting louder and louder. I’ve had no problem sleeping aboard even in some rough weather over the years, but at this point the fridge actually wakes me up at night. It sounds like I’m on a tarmac whenever it’s running. Noise from a… Read More

Outboard Conversion On A Gemini 105M

Outboard Conversion On A Gemini 105M

I recently repowered my Westerbeke and Sillette equipped Gemini with a Honda 15 HP high thrust outboard. Overall the outboard conversion wasn’t that complicated but it did take a few days of work to complete. The work was all done with the boat in the water. Here is a summary of the entire process. I’m… Read More

Upgrades Part 3

Upgrades Part 3

Here’s the final post about modifications and upgrades that were made to the boat. The following is a list of things that were added for comfort and convenience. Helm Seat A swiveling captain’s chair and swiveling and sliding admiral’s chair were installed. They were mounted using a Garelick side mount kit, 2 swivels, a Garelick… Read More

Upgrades Part 2

Upgrades Part 2

In this second post about modifications and upgrades I’m going to go over the changes that were made to make the boat stronger and safer. All Lines Running Aft Using a few blocks, a deck organizer, and pair of rope clutches, the main halyard, topping lift, and the reef lines were run back to the… Read More

Making The Boat Your Own

Making The Boat Your Own

Most often when you buy a boat many changes and upgrades are made. Some of these changes are just personal preferences or to make the boat feel more like home. Other modifications and upgrades are to make the boat better suited to your needs based on your planned use and/or cruising grounds. Here’s a list… Read More