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.
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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] How to Clean a Boat Bottom
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
Four items to consider if you’re thinking of installing or changing your boat refrigerator to make sure you end up with a system that meets your needs. [More] Adding or Changing a Boat Refrigerator
If something in the galley is really bothering you, change it! Here’s my story . . . [More] Hate Something in Your Galley?
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
Hundreds of options exist for boat dishes. Get the pros and cons of Corelle, tempered glass, melamine, plastic and aluminum. [More] Non-Slip Solutions
Four easy ways to use less power for your boat refrigerator. All cost less than $1 and take less than an hour to implement. [More] Use Less Power for Your Boat Refrigerator