Category: Gadgets

That Sinking Feeling

Q is thankfully a very dry boat. Rarely do we find any water in the bilge. In fact Alubat was so confident that they did not provide an automatic bilge pump (you have to turn on a switch and choose port or stbd)… so […]

I-Toys err… Tools

What can you do with an iPad? EVERYTHING!


OK… You may lose all respect for us now (if you had any before)… But we are fizzy water-aholics. San Pelegrino is our drug of choice… But we would sink the boat if we tried to stock up for a 6 […]

The Best Storage Solution EVER

We never throw out anything that could be useful. Hardware and marine stores are few and very far between while cruising… and everything on a boat breaks eventually. We used to spend inordinate amounts of time looking for stuff… until we […]

Stick Around

Rescue tape has definitely come to our rescue countless times. It is available from many different resellers… packaged in many different sizes/ways… with different names… in many different colours. PROVIDED THE SURFACE IS NOT WET… stretch it… touch tape to tape… and the […]

Paper or Plastic?

Most boats are really a very small space. You wouldn’t believe that however if you are desperately looking for something. We try not to use paper towels if there is another option… but sometimes paper is the only choice. For 6.5 years we were frequently […]


Q has 2 alternators on our 55HP Volvo engine. One is 110 amps and one is 60 amps. We try to generate almost all our power needs with solar and wind. Given enough sun and wind we are self-sufficient in our […]

2.5 D Printer

My friend Dave gave us a jar of Instamorph before we left telling us that it would be indispensable. I had never heard of IM before and wasn’t really sure what we were going to do with it. Dave was right… we […]

Bouquet of Light

OK… I have been (justifiably) accused of being obsessed with LED flashlights. They just keep getting better… more powerful… and cheaper. So why not have a good selection. We have: work lights head lights – MY PERSONAL FAVOURITE spot lights underwater […]


Hair seems to grow faster in the heat. Unless you have a larger boat and budget than we do and can bring along your personal hair stylist as crew… a small hair cutting kit like this one could come in very […]