Unless you’re a welder by trade, mechanical fasteners are the best bet for repairing metal failures on a boat. This includes through bolts, taping threads, threaded inserts, and blind rivets. Welding just takes too much equipment and experience for the average DIY. Sure, we can solder a few wires, but that’s about all the metal […]
Being a team of diehard do-it-yourselfers, we decided to try our own hand at devising a workable solution to defeating line chafe. After fiddling with canvas, old fire hose, and even messing around with some Kevlar, we settled on leather—an old riggers standby.