How essential is it really to have ice cubes in that drink? We have ours without ice, not because we detest it, rather because of energy considerations. ...

I decided that I did not want to sit on a toilet every time I wanted to take a shower and then deal with the floor being wet if I need to go the bathroom ...

Flexible Solar Panel From SUNBEAMsystems Designed in Sweden with clean looks, a high finish and with no visible internal wiring, the surface of the SUNBEAMsystem ‘Tough’ flexible solar panel is, as the name suggests, tougher than other panels seen before ...

Whether you are hauling out for a short period or planning an extended stay on the hard, living on your boat while it’s on land can be challenging. We have spent many months in various boats yards between Trinidad and ...

  Bound for the Windward Islands from the Bahamas, perhaps via the Dominican Republic and the Mona Passage, you’ll often find the subject of dirty fuel at the top of the agenda over those keenly awaited sundowners. It was mid-March. ...

South Florida has ample haul out facilities to accommodate these wide-bodied boats of 23-foot beam and greater ...

Whenever I’m given the choice on clearance forms whether our boat classifies as a Commercial Vessel or Pleasure Craft, I fight the urge to draw another box with the label ‘Floating Workshop’ or ‘Sailing Building Site’. Not that life on ...

People are amazed when they see our lush garden under the sprayhood and assume that keeping plants on a boat must bound to end in a messy disaster ...

We had hauled our boat at a DIY-friendly boatyard and left her on the hard for a few months to dry out. We returned to prepare the bottom for fall cruising only to find a half-dozen new signs in big, ...

Arms full of groceries; we rushed down the dock and huddled under the Bimini just seconds before the sky unleashed a deluge of rain. As we were congratulating ourselves on our perfect timing, the drops began to seep through our ...

Hauling your boat out of the water can be a nerve wracking experience. Finding the right yard for the job is imperative. Some yards have wonderful facilities but not the technical support you require, some have the skilled labor but ...

The only real choice you had before getting your topside repainted was what color you liked. Now, the technologies are so complicated. Where to start? ...

Look at your topcoat paint. With all the salt, sun and swabbing. When the finish starts to go, it's easy to overlook because the process is so gradual. ...