Have a solar light or fan that’s just not working well . . . or at all? Maybe the problem isn’t in the device, but in the battery. [More] Solar Lights Failing?
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.
Want to change your boat’s navigation lights to LED bulbs? Confused about where you should use cool white, warm white or colored bulbs? Here are the answers. [More] LED Bulbs for Our Nav Lights
Anchor light just using too much power? A Davis Mega Light with one of these super-bright LED bulbs was the answer for us. [More] Bright LED Bulb for Davis Mega Light
Technology is wonderful . . . until you try to find the cord you need. Then it”s just a bowl of spaghetti. Reader Jane Head has a great — easy and inexpensive — solution that really works. [More] Taming the Cord Jungle
Eyeglass storage you can make in about 10 minutes — keep your sunglasses right by the companionway! [More] Easy Eyeglass Storage
Maybe not the most elegant solution, but ours didn’t require any special skills, looks okay and cost less than a buck! [More] The 98¢ Solution
A bunch of really simple things I’ve done with shock cord to improve our boat Barefoot Gal! You can do them too with a simple tool and a few minutes of time. [More] Shock Cord Projects
A really easy DIY project to cut down on the amp-hours used, along with where to get the bulbs you need. [More] Changing to LED Bulbs
A quick and easy way to make a big improvement if your windows are clouded. No, it’s not perfect . . . but it isn’t a major project either. [More] Rejuvenating Cloudy Windows Easily
A few minutes of maintenance can save a much bigger — and more expensive — repair. [More] Maintaining Gaskets and Weatherstripping