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 […]
Salon cushions are at the heart of most cruising boats. Although in warm climates you may spend most of your time in the cockpit the salon is there for you in cooler weather, at night, when underway, and the center of activity within the boat. But for that reason it can be intimidating to take […]
These cockpit cushion instructions step through the process of making a boxed cushion for a boat using closed cell foam, a water-resistant material, with zippers and piping (welt). With a few exceptions, which I’ll point out, this “recipe” can also be adapted for interior cushions with softer foam and even with other types of cushions such […]