New Life for an Old Pontoon Boat

We bought an old 24 foot Lowe pontoon boat from a local fishing guide. He had coated the pontoons with , replaced the deck with 3/4" ply, added a small center console and 20 gallon plastic fuel tank, and powered it with an old 75 hp Mercury. His … [Read more...]

Adventure Island Mast Furler Drum Epoxy Repair

Click any picture to enlarge Repairing Hobie Adventure Island Mast Furler Drum In the course of routine maintenance, I noticed that the furling drum on my Hobie Adventure Island had slipped a short distance up the carbon fiber mast, exposing the … [Read more...]

Emergency Engine Water Pump Repair

Hugo's water pump blew while he was motoring through Pine Island Sound — home to lots of fishing shacks like this one, but not a good place to blow your water pump. A couple of years ago, I sold an Irwin 37 center cockpit ketch to a man named Hugo. … [Read more...]