Tired of Your Throw Cushions?

For a really quick update, visit Fabricland on Marine Drive in Vancouver.  They have pre-made (with zippers) pillow covers in a number of different sizes and tons of different fabrics and colours.  Prices start at $4 and go up to $28 – there are lots to choose from, aisles and aisles.  I bought some blue ones for the boat and some fantastic floral ones for the back yard. 

Really Fantastic Hashbrowns

A big shout out to the Shantina for this product recommendation, Golden Grill Hashbrowns.  They are freeze-dried (don’t give up yet) so they don’t take up freezer space.  Simply add boiling water, let sit 12 minutes and then pan fry.  They are fabulous and taste the same as frozen.  They are a blend of hearty shreds and specially combined seasoned potatoes that can be served in loose shred or patty format.  They have a faster grill time and higher yield. No artificial colours or flavour.  The carton says it serves 7 but it really serves 4 – all that fresh air works up an appetite!  I found them at Costco.

The WASPcam Action Camera

I recently purchased the WASPcam 9905 WiFi Action Camera.  My initial thought was to get some great action shots on the boat but now that I have it, I realized that the camera is great for looking under the boat.  I can check out the zincs on the v-drives without getting in the water.  Originally developed by the Canadian action-sports enthusiast Justin Moore, Cobra Marine purchased WASP in April of this year. Continue reading

My Favourite New Light Bar from LunaSea

I recently purchased a LunaSea light bar for my boat and I love it.  The back stateroom on the boat has always been dark as it only has two small overhead lights.  This lightbar lights up the whole room and then some.  It comes with a metal pad that is screwed into the wall and the light bar has strong magnets on the bottom that hold it in place.  We encountered some heavy seas rounding Point Atkinson and the light bar did not budge.  It is really lightweight and is great for the engine room, a dark boat house, bbq’ing, or even walking the dog at night.

This rechargeable, hand held light is Ultra Bright at 600 lumen, yet compact at 8.5 inches and only 10 ounces.  It utilizes a 4000mAH Lithium Ion rechargeable battery and includes a USB 12VDC charger and cable. It can be mounted using multiple methods or simply set down where you require light. As an added bonus, the charged light can be used to power other USB devices such as cell phones.  However, you must purchase a separate mini-USB-to-device charger cable.  Retail $ 65.00  LLB-32PC-01-00