Category: “tools”

The Cold Seat

Q came with a refrigerator but not a freezer. We toyed with several ways to install one and decided that we would try the least expensive and least invasive idea first. SO glad we did. This Waeco has served us very well […]

Visible Means of Support

Q came equipped with some great Lewmar products. Unfortunately the binnacle is NOT one of them. It is subject to a design error that Lewmar has admitted to on more than one occasion. It is just that they haven’t DONE anything about […]

Do Point

One of the most useful tools on board Q costs less than $20. It is FAR more accurate and useful than the MUCH more expensive marine instruments that we bought from Weems and Plath (but not made of brass). What does […]

Straight Flush

There are many mysteries that make life more fun and interesting. The surprise of a full holding tank is NOT one of them. All the tanks on Q are made of aluminum (like everything else) so unlike plastic tanks… their contents […]

Take Cover!

Cleaning winches is NOT one of my favourite tasks. There are so many little parts to potentially lose! Looking for winch handles in the dark is not fun either. Bugs in the bedroom are certainly no fun. This elegant solution deals […]

Tool Time

If you like fixing things… and ‘projects’  there is no better place for you than on a boat. Of course newer boats usually have far fewer issues that need immediate attention. But no matter what size or age boat you are […]

Now You’re Cooking

OK… I’ll admit it… I am a carnevour. I do love fresh fruit and vegetables… but there are times when nothing tastes better than a piece of meat perfectly cooked on the BBQ. Of course this tiny MARINE BBQ is more […]

No Fueling

If you travel enough it is not a question of IF you will ever get bad fuel… it is WHEN. And Murphy’s law will guarantee that your engine will fail at EXACTLY the wrong time… like just as you are entering […]

Wheely Clever

Ok… we must admit that we thought about this purchase for a long time before we did it. Lewmar does not give away this wheel (or anything else for that matter). The reason we are including it here is because we […]

The Magic Bullet

There are some kitchen tools that you really don’t want to leave home without. Food processors and other similar large accessories might be good for a large vessel… but we needed a more compact solution for Q. An excellent solution is the […]