Thoughts on sailing and cruising gear

Man-Sewing, Revisited

I bought a Sailrite heavy-duty sewing machine to make a new dodger for my sailboat, and after putting it off long enough out of fear of sewing, finally bit the bullet and made it.

Sailboat Lighting LED Conversion

Upgrading sailboat cabin lighting…specifically, converting all of my 15-watt incandescent bulbs to new, fancy, and energy-saving light-emitting diodes, or LEDs. And while I was at it, why not replace the actual dome lights as well?

Small Sailboat AC Electrical Systems

March is Electrical Systems Month, and these projects include: an inverter, new electrical distribution panel, batteries, solar panels, and rewiring. Let’s start with selecting an inverter.

Man-Sewing on the Sailboat

I don’t know which of the following was more difficult: buying a sewing machine, using a sewing machine, or admitting that I have/use a sewing machine. Just wait til the guys at work hear about this.

Sailboat Refrigeration for Dummies

One of the problems with sailboat refrigeration systems is efficiency. Excessive heat transfer requires more energy to keep it cold, and energy is precious.


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