Installing a simple mesh screen on the air vent to your water tank can prevent a lot of problems when bugs want a drink. [More] Don’t Let Bugs Into Your Water Tank
Repairs, Maintenance & DIY
Simple and more advanced projects, routine maintenance, quick ways to make big differences, solving nagging problems, tips and tools to make the work easier and getting help from pros.
After 4 years of cruising aboard a 24-year-old Tayana 37, an analysis of the best boat improvements and upgrades we’ve done. [More] Best Boat Improvements
Detailed directions and parts list for installing and using a track-mounted whisker pole on a cruising sailboat; originally published in Cruising World magazine. [More] Installing a Track-Mounted Whisker Pole
How to recognize that the bottom of your boat is fouled with growth, and how best to clean it yourself. Learn from my mistakes! [More] Bottom Cleaning
Does a large array of solar panels make sense for your boat? Here’s how we decided — and the answer was a resounding YES! [More] The Dollars & Sense of Solar Panels
If you’re thinking of installing or changing the refrigerator on your boat, do a little thinking to make sure you end up with what you envision. [More] Adding or Changing Refrigeration: Things to Think About
If something in the galley is really bothering you, change it! Here’s my story . . . [More] Hate Something in Your Galley?
Bad-tasting water from your boat’s tank? Filter it! Three suggested ways to do it, with the pros and cons of each. [More] Water Filtering Systems
The perfect paper towel holder for a boat, RV or anywhere a breeze can blow in through the window. Cheap, easy and solves paper towels “blowing in the wind.” [More] The Best Paper Towel Holder
4 ways to make everyday items nonslip aboard a boat [More] Non-Slip Solutions