How do you get gunk out of various nooks and crannies in the galley, around fiddles and other tight spaces? Make your own perfect tool out of an old toothbrush! [More] Cleaning in Tight Spaces
Living on a Boat
What is living on a boat really like? How do you handle the everyday things? Could you really do it? All the info you need to make a smooth transition:
Ah, I just love spring cleaning! NOT. But doing a really thorough job pays off with fewer bugs, rodents and funky smells . . . and lets you know of any potential problem areas. [More] Spring Cleaning in the Galley
I’m not an expert on cats at all. But thanks to a reader, I now have answers for a couple of the most frequently asked questions, including the best way to store their food. [More] Cat Aboard!
A clogged head usually means a nasty job where you have to take the toilet halfway apart. Many cruisers follow this rule and go years without a clog. [More] Prevent a Clogged Head
Tips for the galley aren’t just limited to cooking. Many of the boat’s systems support the galley — such as the freshwater system. Here’s a good habit to get into. [More] Turn It Off . . .
If you use bug spray that contains DEET, be careful where you spray it. DEET will melt many things, including plastics and the screens on boat electronics. [More] DEET and Plastics
Spending just 5 minutes a month will keep your drains from getting backed up. No chemicals, no environmental damage, and it’s easy! [More] Keep Drains Working
An inexpensive way to give your dog sure footing for dinghy rides . . . and end those unplanned swims! [More] A Sure-Footed Dinghy Dog
Basic concepts about inverters if you’re thinking of putting one on your boat — types, sizes, loads, pure sine wave vs. modified and more. I’ve tried to keep it a non-techie starting point! [More] Inverters 101
Don’t have a halyard for a “traditional” wind scoop? The Breeze Booster is perfect for motor boats, catamarans and hatches without a nearby halyard! [More] Breeze Booster