Big windows in a boat are wonderful for providing views but can really heat up the inside. Regular shades work most of the year, but better window shades can lower interior temps by 10°. Just 5 minutes and less than $20! [More] Better Window Covers
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.
How to easily keep your cockpit cushions from slipping when you step on them — prevent a serious injury with a simple DIY project. [More] Stop Slipping Cockpit Cushions
There’s so much to remember on a boat. All the settings, what’s what. We don’t even try to remember it all . . . [More] Operational Info
Don’t let sunlight ruin the display on your cockpit VHF microphone! Five minute DIY project to protect your investment. [More] Cockpit Mic Cover
Listen in for 5 ways we significantly improved our boat’s ventilation, making it much nicer to live at anchor during the hot months! [More] Improving Boat Ventilation
An easy, lightweight and economical way to organize storage areas on a catamaran [More] Easy Storage Drawers
Why repair o-rings annually, even if they don’t appear to be cracked? Contaminated fuel and engine damage are only a few of the problems you’ll avoid. [More] Boat Maintenance: O-Rings
Thin little clothes hooks sometimes fit where nothing else will, but if your clothes don’t have a hang loop, the hook can poke a hole. Dave had a simple solution! [More] Got Clothes Hooks but No Loops in Your Clothes?
An easy way to fix a scratch in wood without totally refinishing the area [More] Easy Fix for Scratched Teak
It only takes a minute (or less) to have ends that don’t fray. A step-by-step how to with tips for great results. [More] Easy Way to Prevent Line Fraying