Category: “tools”

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 […]

Better 2 C U

A good pair of binoculars is a key safety tool on board any vessel. We bought these several years ago and they have functioned perfectly for us. Last year… some of the rubber (the eye cups) started breaking down. We mentioned this […]

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 […]

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 […]