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The Watermelon Keg Tapping Kit
You can use this kit to turn your watermelon into a drink dispenser.  How entertaining on the back deck or dock?!  The faucet combo is easily installed into a hollowed out watermelon.  The kit includes a coring tool to make … Continue reading →
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Dry Your Hair Faster – Part 2
After I wrote about the hair drying gloves, I received a couple of emails from girlfriends who told me I could get the same effect by using an old t-shirt.  I phoned my go to hair girl, Emily at the Loft, … Continue reading →
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Dry Your Hair Faster – Part 1
Mid-summer on the boat I am not about to fire up my hair dryer to straighten my hair.  It has a slight curl but if I leave it to its own demise, I end up with a frizzy mess that … Continue reading →
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Solar Powered iPhone Case
You know how much I love solar.  The SnowLizard Xtreme 5 is a watertight iPhone 5/5S case that features an integrated solar panel and battery.  It is submersible up to 2 meters and has a shutter button for underwater photography.  … Continue reading →
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Foot Passenger Reservations on BC Ferry
Quite often we leave our boat in Saltspring and walk-on the ferry on Sunday night to work for the week and then walk-on the ferry, the following Friday or Saturday, to get back to the boat.  On our last couple … Continue reading →
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AquaLens Pro
See under your boat from the comfort of your own back deck. The Aquabotix AquaLens Pro allows boaters to inspect their hulls, props, mooring lines, keels, running gear and more in real time.  The high-tech underwater video camera, which is designed … Continue reading →
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Strap & Wrap for Binoculars
I think this is another clever idea, a strap that doubles as a case for your binoculars.  On my boat, the binoculars and the case are very rarely ever together.  The Miggo Strap & Wrap is made of light, high … Continue reading →
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A Pocket-Size Battery Jump Starter
If you have ever encountered a dead battery on your boat or dinghy, you know how awkward it can be to get a jump start, not to mention the hazards.  Introducing Weego, a pocket-size, battery jump starter.  There is a … Continue reading →
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Race To Alaska
This is a great story about three people  who met at the Silva Bay Shipyard School on Gabriola Island.  They are rowing/sailing from Port Townsend to Ketchikan, Alaska starting June 4, 2015.  Team Barefoot Wooden Boats believes that “the closer … Continue reading →
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Meguiar’s Canvas Cleaner
I love it when I find a product that actually works.  Last weekend I tried Meguiar’s Canvas Cleaner to spruce up the white zippers on my canvas.  There was a small leak in the winter cover and the water ran … Continue reading →
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