What Works

Oct
14

Boat Garden

One thing I miss living on a boat is having a garden. I took empty plastic milk cartons and cut the top off, put wine corks in the bottom then soil and plants. I hook them to the lifeline with a carabiner where they are gimbaled. The corks prevent too much water from entering the …

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Oct
14

Bread Machine

When we crossed the Pacific Ocean, we ran the generator every morning to charge the frig. While it was running, I ran the bread machine to make dough. I would then throw the dough in a bowl, cover it with a cloth and sometime during the day decide what type of bread we wanted. We …

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Oct
14

Bean Bag

We found a “marine” bean bag at West Marine and added it to our bow. We love it! Sometimes we bring it below to watch a movie, but it mostly lives on the bow. It is great at anchor to sit and watch the world go by…

Oct
14

Pressure Cooker & Magma Cookware

I am on pressure cooker number four! The first three worked then decided not to work. I looked at this one for several years at boat shows but didn’t want to pay the price tag. Looking back, I would have saved money to just buy this one first. It is only sold at boat and …

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Oct
14

Onion Goggles

Chopping onions in a confined space reduces me to tears almost every time. I have tried swim goggles, scuba goggles (that really looked silly!), a wooden match in my teeth, running water, you name it and I have tried it. I found these “Onion Goggles” in a grocery store in Alaska and decided to give …

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Oct
14

Inflatable Kayak

We used to carry a hard shell kayak aboard Mermaid. It seemed to always get in the way of jib sheets. It was heavy and required two people to launch or retrieve it. Now we have an inflatable two person kayak from West Marine. It deflates and lives on a spare bunk when we are …

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