Month: August 2016

T and Crimp Its

A standard wire crimper will do a great job on any connector for 8 gauge wire… but what do you do if you have larger wire to crimp. Found this tool at Harbor Freight in the US. It does a great […]

The $2 Solution

One of the Q improvements we wanted to make from Day 1… was to change the wire stern gates into solid gates. The goal was to provide more support for the helmsman to hang onto. Both levels of gate were stainless wire (like […]

Life in a Bubble

We love our vacuum sealer. We use it to store all kinds of food… nuts and dry food… meat for the freezer… and even cans for long term storage. You can accomplish some of these things with ziplock bags… but we don’t […]

The Colour Purple

Aside from being my favourite colour… purple seems to smell great. A very small quantity (less than a capful) SIGNIFICANTLY improves the smell in the head (that is the toilet… for you landlubbers). We originally found Fabuloso in Colombia and have since been able to […]

Clip Joint

If you have never lost laundry overboard… you probably can skip to the next entry. We on the other hand have lost many things in the past… but those times are over forever. We finally found the perfect clothes pins for […]

File of Facts

OK. I admit it… I am a man and hate reading manuals. Full truth be told… there are times when a manual is EXTREMELY useful. This is usually when something goes wrong and needs to fixed quickly. We make sure to […]

Oil and Water

We have an electric macerator toilet on Q. As if that wasn’t fancy enough… we use FRESH water to flush it! This WAS one of the first things I was going to fix. 7 years later… we are still using our precious […]

Spring Ahead… Fall Back

Froli Star is what these things are called and Q came with them under every bunk. We love them. They provide good support AND allow air circulation under that mattresses. Ours came from here.


Wander around any trade show and there is no shortage of hawkers trying to sell you over-priced knives and useless gadgets. Every once in a while we find something useful while walking around a trade show. This has to be one of […]

Cut Out the Middleman

Inverters are extremely useful to power devices that cannot be powered with 12v… however there is nothing more efficient than NOT converting 12v to 110v or 220v… then converting to 5v or whatever voltage your device requires. Sorry… that is a […]