Sun Glasses Gadget

Sunglasses Gadget There are many options when it comes to sunglasses. I now wear glasses that have some distance correction and are magnifiers for reading. Buying a pair of standard clear lenses and an additional pair of prescription sunglasses can be costly. The solution for me has been a pair of “clip on” sunglasses. I bought a pair to fit

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Garden in a can gift idea

I think this would make a great gift for someone you know that is headed out on their boat cruising. It’s called “Garden in a Can”. It’s a self contained garden, all set to use. It’s a can (tin), soil, and seeds. It has a pop top lid. You open it, plant the seeds in the soil, water it and

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Propane Spare Part

This is perhaps less of a gadget and more of a “backup spare to carry aboard”. It’s a 3/8 inch Flare Both Ends union for propane fittings. This can replace your solenoid should it go bad while you are out cruising. My solenoid recently died on me. Fortunately, it happened just before a two month trip to the Bahamas. Had

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Measuring oil for the outboard

About half the outboard motors you see in the Bahamas or Caribbean are 15 HP two stroke Yamahas. This is a popular choice because it weighs less than a 4 stroke 9.9 HP, and you have the horsepower to plane a RIB with 4 adults. This tip won’t help you if you have a 4 stroke engine, but if you

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Waterproof Your canvas

After several years your canvas may lose some or all of its ability to repel water. There are several good products out there to refurbish the water repellency. Starbrite makes a good one, and the makers of Sunbrella lend their name to one called “303 Fabric Guard”. You can find these at your favorite marine supply store. They work. What

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Fishing Gadget

I’m just back from sailing adventure for a few months in the eastern Caribbean and it was suggested that I post something about a “Fishing Gadget” of sorts. My inspiration for this is a young man named Cayden Wittrock. He is a very good fisherman and I learned things from this 13 year old. He is sailing with his parents,

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A Solid Seat

If you plan to sail offshore please consider doing this one. I’ve been on several trips on my boat and others where the toilet seat hinges either break or the hinge screws pull out of the seat. The seat becomes unusable. If it’s a long trip, this will be a real pain in the ass, literally. The way that this

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Clothes Washer

The correct name for this is “The Breathing Mobile Washer”. You may have seen one of these around the docks. My friend Becky De told me about this. It is an improvement over the plumbers toilet plunger. It is designed to really move the water around and agitate as well as a real washing machine. It really works well, for

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