How to make an affordable boat cockpit enclosure. Mine cost just $550 vs. a $10K estimate from a canvas shop! [More] Inexpensive DIY Cockpit Enclosure
Easy Boat Improvements
Simple projects to make major improvements on your boat.
Maybe not "forever" solutions but quick (and generally inexpensive) ways to get an 80% improvement and make your time aboard more enjoyable.
Instead of custom cockpit cushions, we got Sport-a-Seats. More comfortable, easier to keep clean, easy to take ashore and a LOT less expensive! Read all about them and get a discount code. [More] Sport-A-Seat
Tired of losing clothes and clothespins? Try this easy DIY boat (or RV) clothesline that works better the more the wind blows – without clothespins! [More] Super-Secure Clothesline Without Clothespins
Just a few minutes of effort will greatly increase the odds of getting your lost stuff back. And it’s free! [More] Get Your Lost Gear Back
Learn how to use an inverter to run normal electric appliances on your boat, even when you’re not connected to shore power. [More] Running Regular Appliances on Your Boat
A previous owner leave holes in the teak woodwork in your boat? It’s easier to repair than you think! Step-by-step how-to with photos. [More] Repairing Screw Holes in Teak
These ten items will take living on a boat from “okay” to “WOW! I love this!” Things to make it more comfortable and more fun. [More] Ten Things that are Great on a Boat
A propane regulator that extends off the tank is just a leak waiting to happen. Here’s a better regulator installation that’s an easy DIY project. [More] A Better Propane Regulator
Got rattling windows on your boat? You NEED these little gizmos! Not expensive, quick and easy to install. [More] Stop Rattling Windows
Fresh water is critical on a boat. Catching it can extend your time at anchor considerably. Nica Waters tells her experiences. [More] Catching Water