I grew up in a sailing family. I learned by example from my dad, then by experimentation after that. Since our early boats had no engines (nor did they go in reverse!) I did not learn about docking except how to sail a tiny light boat up to a dock and turn into the wind. […]
Living aboard has its challenges and these products can make life just a little smoother sailing. Whether it’s maximizing your cooking space or minimizing mess these products helped me.
Two warm fleece hats that can be made in an hour.
We try to follow the “everything we bring aboard has to have at least two purposes” rule and although we don’t always follow this sage advice it’s a good place to start. So when we faced the issue of how to get music aboard we took a step backward and thought about what we really […]
Curtains and awnings are two great ways to keep heat out of your boat when sailing in the tropics. I have written about designing a awning, but this week I did the first set of curtains for Eurybia. I liked the flexibility of the design of these curtains, and they were quick and easy to […]
Need a quick present for a handy someone on your list? A tool roll could be it. If it’s a family member you may be able to sneak their wrench set away and make a tool roll for it, or just buy new wrenches and personalize it with a tool roll cover. It seems like […]