If all good things must come to an end, then it had to happen sooner or later. After 7 years and nearly 400 tips, DIY projects, yarns, and wordy expressions of opinion, we have decided to end our Monday posts and shut down the website. We will still be sharing tips and great information on our facebook page, and pictures of both the practical and eye candy variety on Instagram. So as we and technology move along, please move with us and like and follow us at either or both of those locations. And as always, feel free to swing by and say hi when you share an anchorage with Eurisko. Thanks for all the support. See you out there.

Oil Filter Reminder

August 15, 2016

Some of us are better than others at adhering to a maintenance schedule. While we do note in the log the date and engine hours when we change the oil filter, some reminder is required for us to actually check that note to see if the filter needs changed. A visual reminder, every time we look at the motor, has proven to be the best way for us to ensure that the filter gets changes on schedule.

Date and engine hours at time of installation

When we change the oil filter, we use a permanent marker to write the date and the engine hours on the filter itself. We wait until the filter is installed so that the numbers are facing us when we look at the motor. This way, even if we are working on some other issue at the moment, we have a clear reminder of when the filter needs changed.

MONDAY we'll share our experiences of working online (and finding adequate internet service to do so for five months) while cruising the Bahamas.


Connie McBride's work has been published in Good Old Boat, Sail Magazine, Small Craft Advisor, Cruising World, All at Sea, and Blue Water Sailing. As a full-time liveaboard cruiser for over 15 years, she has written several books and in her spare time, well, who has spare time?

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