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
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.
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
The perfect paper towel holder for a boat, RV or anywhere a breeze can blow in through the window. Cheap, easy and solves paper towels “blowing in the wind.” [More] The Best Paper Towel Holder
5 ways to clear a slow or stopped drain on a boat — without any dangerous chemicals. [More] Slow or Stopped Galley Drain
12 volts fans for your boat that move the most air per amp of power. Which one last and which ones don’t. [More] 12-Volt Fans