Simple Solutions to Common Boat Problems

As we cruised, Dave and I kept finding simple ways to solve common problems cheaply. This is my manuscript detailing several of those, which was published in Cruising World in January 2009 as “Keep It Quick, Cheap and Simple.”

All are under $5, quick and easy to implement, not specific to one type of boat and address issues faced by numerous boaters — from weekenders to around-the-world voyagers.  Included topics (some of these I’ve made into longer articles and where that’s the case, I’ve linked to the full article):

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Don't spend all your time working on the boat! Have more time to enjoy it with these simple solutions to common problems.

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  • Al Felker
    Posted at 27 October 2013 Reply

    Very helpful tips. Thanks for resharing. Is that a word? Anyway, the most helpful one for me was the line rubbing noise. I have been using dish soap for the fenders and lines all these years.

    • The Boat Galley
      Posted at 27 October 2013 Reply

      When there’s a lot of surge, it’s amazing how LOUD it gets!

  • Little Cunning Plan
    Posted at 28 October 2013 Reply

    Love these helpful hints!

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