Frustrated by crushed bread and crackers? Got a little space that would be perfect for storing them, except no shelves? Here’s one reader’s solution that works perfectly! [More] Innovative Bread Storage
Boat Projects - Repairs & Upgrades
No, it hasn't all been "fixing our boat in exotic places," but we've learned a lot about boat repairs and upgrades while cruising over 10,000 miles in two different boats.
Got a serious condensation problem? How to line the hull and padding items inside — no more rusty cans and easier to clean as well! [More] Hull Liners
Got a tired counter top? Looking for a way to revive it instead of replace it? Check out what other TBG readers have done! [More] Restoring Formica
If you’re away from your boat, how do you know if the refrigerator is staying as cold as it should? Here’s an easy way to tell. [More] Refrigerator Monitoring
Keep your cockpit lines neatly stowed for yourself or for entertaining with this easy DIY solution. No holes in the boat and installation takes less than a minute! [More] Line Control
Use a cooler on your boat? Trying to find a good place for it? Here’s an idea I saw at a boat show, which can be modified (and improved!) for other boats. [More] Cooler Step
Need more counter space? Sink covers can give you a lot more! Photos of numerous ways to do it. [More] Sink Covers
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
Not a how-to — I’m not enough of an expert for that. But a few things that we learned along the way and weren’t in any how-to book we ever consulted! [More] Adding Refrigerant?
Your refrigerator is running all the time but nothing is really cold. Is it time to call in the refrigerator repairman? Or is it something else? [More] Refrigeration Problem? Or Bad Batteries?