Keeping drinks nearby but without spilling is always tricky on a boat. These drink holders work well for cans, bottles or even coffee mugs! [More] Rail-Mounted Drink Holders
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.
Rescue Tape can stop water pipe and hose leaks, repair high pressure watermaker and hydraulic lines, and more. Learn what it can do and how to use it. [More] Best Plumbing Repair Tape: “Rescue Tape”
“Boxed” wine is great on a boat . . . but how can you avoid the cardboard? Make your own plastic box for the interior bladder, so it’s still easy to pour. [More] Getting Rid of Cardboard Wine Boxes
Installing a simple mesh screen on the air vent to your water tank can prevent a lot of problems when bugs want a drink. [More] Don’t Let Bugs Into Your Water Tank
After 4 years of cruising aboard a 24-year-old Tayana 37, an analysis of the best boat improvements and upgrades we’ve done. [More] Best Boat Improvements
Detailed directions and parts list for installing and using a track-mounted whisker pole on a cruising sailboat; originally published in Cruising World magazine. [More] Installing a Track-Mounted Whisker Pole
Does a large array of solar panels make sense for your boat? Here’s how we decided — and the answer was a resounding YES! [More] The Dollars & Sense of Solar Panels
If you’re thinking of installing or changing the refrigerator on your boat, do a little thinking to make sure you end up with what you envision. [More] Adding or Changing Refrigeration: Things to Think About
If something in the galley is really bothering you, change it! Here’s my story . . . [More] Hate Something in Your Galley?
Bad-tasting water from your boat’s tank? Filter it! Three suggested ways to do it, with the pros and cons of each. [More] Water Filtering Systems