This week I have been at my mom’s house above San Jose while Jon and Zoë are on the boat. Jon is working on antennas and bilge pumps and radios and other fun tasks; Zoë is helping I’m sure. And I am sewing bags and covers and awnings, oh my! As I glance over the […]
If you’re new to sewing, or haven’t sewed since high school it may be a little bit forbidding to jump into making canvas items for your boat. Probably the last thing you’d be thinking about are the sewing tools you might need – you’re probably focused on techniques. Facebook groups like Sewing on Boats can […]
Two warm fleece hats that can be made in an hour.
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 […]
Four of our five 10-pound propane cans are mild steel. Meaning they rust and leave orange streaks behind, which is bad enough, but the rust makes the propane guys nervous and they may refuse to fill it. So after wire-wheeling to remove the rust, priming with Corroseal to prevent future rust, and painting with Rustoleum […]