Fresh water is critical on a boat. Catching it can extend your time at anchor considerably. Nica Waters tells her experiences. [More] Catching Water
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.
Knowing the amps in and out of your batteries is the first step to having plenty of power aboard. Installing a battery monitor is a fairly simple DIY project. [More] Monitoring Batteries
Buoyancy tanks are a great idea on a boat. But unless they’re filled with something that won’t let that compartment fill with water, they’re useless if cracked or holed. Solve that potential problem easily! [More] Better Buoyancy Tanks
Toilet seats get chilly in cooler climates, but there’s an easy way to keep from freezing your tush! A toilet seat cover is inexpensive and takes just a minute to install. [More] That Freezing Cold Toilet Seat
T-Mobile ONE 55+ provides a great deal on talk, text and unlimited high-speed (4G) hotspot data. Find out the details and how to get it here. [More] T-Mobile ONE 55+ Unlimited
A simple way to organize your boat’s (or home’s) owner manuals so you can find the one you need quickly when you need it. [More] Organizing Owner’s Manuals
An oven that bakes unevenly — say burning food on one side while leaving the other side underdone — is SO frustrating. But there’s a simple solution that doesn’t involve a new oven! [More] Oven Baking Unevenly?
Five easy ways to keep sailboat halyards from clanking against the mast. Silence them on your boat for a better night’s sleep! [More] How to Quiet Clanking Halyards
What do you do when a prior owner of your boat has used “unconventional” wire colors? Here’s our solution that doesn’t involve re-wiring the boat. [More] Weird Wiring Colors
Route planning got a whole lot easier when I discovered Garmin HomePort and figured out how to use it effectively. [More] Route Planning with Garmin Home Port