A simple exhaust fan can do a LOT to keep the galley cool, by removing cooking heat and steam. Here’s one that you can install in seconds — no holes in the boat and low power draw! [More] Simple Exhaust Fan
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.
Got a shallow little compartment that’s not used for much? Build a can pantry that’s easy to access and easy to see immediately what you have! [More] Build a Can Pantry for Your Boat
Keeping drinks nearby but without spilling is always tricky on a boat. These drink holders work well for cans, bottles or even coffee mugs! [More] Rail-Mounted Drink Holders
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
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?