Category: Gadgets

It’s a Reach

We lost 2 reaching poles overboard before we found a good place to store them. We also found some velcro straps  to secure the poles in place. Not sure why it took us so long to figure out something so simple.

Give Me a Brake

We found The Richard Gyb Easy a few years ago and installed it on Q. It is a great and simple Boom Brake that has functioned very well for us. Wouldn’t leave home without one.

Switch Hit

We have added quite a few devices to Q. This Blue Sea Panel looked like the perfect way to feed power to all of them… with a fuse on each. Since we are an aluminum boat… we also like to be capable […]

The Blues

Bluetooth is a great way to send data over short distances. If your radio has a bluetooth receiver… it means that you can send music, podcasts and movie sound from your portable devices. If your audio devices have a bluetooth output… […]

Lazy Sheets

We originally chose to add electric winches for security. We now use them for convenience as well. We have gotten lazy. We installed 2 Harken 48 2-speed sheet winches several years ago. It makes it MUCH easier for Chantal to lift […]

Plug Away

It would be hard to imagine not having an inverter. When we were originally equipping this boat… sine wave inverters were very costly… which is why we chose a square wave unit like this. It provides 1800 watts and powers everything we […]

In Hot Water Again

We originally bought these so that guests could better budget their water usage… but have since adopted them ourselves. If you fill them up and leave them in the sun during the day… they provide a warm shower at the end […]

Hot Hot Hot

Even our new boat stove does not come with an oven thermometer. Neither does our BBQ for that matter. Problem solved. Found this on Amazon.

Athletic Cups

There are not too many things we are sure about… but we know that wine tastes better in glass wine glasses. Chantal made this wine glass cosy that has done a great job of protecting our wine glasses for years. So […]

Making Water

We love our Spectra T200 water-maker. It was not the least expensive choice and it was even more expensive if we had chosen the “automatic” model. After doing some research and getting some professional advice from J.T. Halden… we decided to […]