Don’t assume you’ll be able to pick out the right parts by sight! [More] Shopping By Example
Owning a boat turns everyone into a DIY-er! Sometimes, there's just no one else to do the job.
Along the way, we've learned how to do many things a little more easily.
Don’t lose a critical part or tool down the drain — follow this one rule BEFORE doing anything else! [More] Don’t Lose Your Parts!
Who can remember what model of everything they have on the boat? Create a “Boat Details” document and never wonder again! [More] Boat Details Document
If you’ve got a clogged drain that the simple remedies — boiling water, vinegar, baking soda, plungers and so on — just won’t budge, you might try this. Chris and Melody on Vacilando found it by chance and swear it works — and isn’t nasty for the environment! [More] Super Digest-It Safe Drain Opener
I took the time to learn the differences amongst 5200, Life Caulk, 4200, fast cure and so on. But I never dreamed that there were differences in plain old silicone caulk. There are! [More] Caulk is Caulk, Right??
Is your refrigerator or ice box losing its cool? Make sure all that nice cold air stays IN the refrigerator! [More] Refrigerator Insulation Test
Refrigerator (or ice box) seals help keep the cold air from seeping out the cracks around lids and doors. But are yours really doing the job? [More] Check Your Refrigerator Seals
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
Use your potato masher to retrieve a halyard up the mast instead of the bosun’s chair . . . [More] Potato Masher = Bosun’s Chair??
Need a secure way to hold recipes . . . or instructions? Here’s a simple and virtually free way to do it — almost anywhere! [More] Keeping It Handy