Get Rid of Boat Odors!

The New Get Rid of Boat Odors .. a most valuable companion aboard!

The #1 rule — if the boat smells there’s a reason and the culprit is likely better at playing hide n seek than you are at finding the source of the smell! Need help finding the issue?

Keepin’ the Beer COLD (Cerveza Fria!)

Ice Cold Beer!

Solving the age old crisis of keeping the beer chilled while drinking it …. one chilled beer at a time.

Review: Boat Bluetooth Speaker: Compact, Waterproof & Floats!


We just got a new bluetooth speaker that we love!  Our 30 year old boat has an antiquated Jensen CD stereo with scratchy (at best) speakers and no speakers in the cockpit. We’ve been drooling over the Bose Soundlink III bluetooth speaker for two years, but haven’t gotten around to springing for almost $300.  We […]

Live-Aboards: Need a Good Screen Enclosure?

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Live-aboards? Need a sturdy, one piece pop-up screen enclosure for your “outdoor living area”? Or anyone that wants a study, one piece pop-up, quick set-up screen enclosure … take a look at Clam Outdoors “Quick-Set” series of enclosures.

6 Months Later … Yeti vs Pelican vs Engel vs Grizzly vs Yukon … Revisited …

Grizzly Day 1

6 months later … our Grizzly premium cooler spent 3 months in the Florida Keys aboard the boat and 3 months camping from south Florida to the Southwest Utah desert canyons. Would we buy another “premium cooler”? How did it go?

Miami Boat Show Torture! Top 10 List!

Main Convention Center - Miami Boat Show

Boat shows are always good to remind me of new innovations that s/v Winterlude lacks … if money were no object what would you add or change on your boat?

Real Cruisers Don’t Watch TV!

On the boat, so far it's working flawlessly on the boat at the dock, but we've only had it a few days so time will tell.

Are you living aboard based out of a marina with no cable TV? Ever wondered about those portable satellite dishes? Here’s what we learned.

Tips for Buying a Boat Ladder

When the boat rolls away from us, we really could have used a 5th step on our new ladder ... the bottom step was right at the waterline as David boarded the boat.

Buying the right boat ladder turned out to be more complicated than we realized!

IPhone Lets Me Down: No Underwater Photos

Underwater photo of a school of blue tangs.  My photo yesterday would have been the same, but alas, no photos. Darn IPhone!

No underwater photos from snorkeling yesterday … here’s why and what to do about it.

Active & Carrying a Camera?


Ever take your camera hiking only to find you need two hands – for hiking poles or to scramble across a rock collapse in the trail. The camera swinging on its strap might upset your balance and there’s a LONG cliff below? Check this out!