The Best of SAIL Magazine's Things That Work: 200 Sea-Tested Improvements for Your Boat

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9780070580534: The Best of SAIL Magazine's Things That Work: 200 Sea-Tested Improvements for Your Boat

Ideas to stir your imagination--

Ideas that, with a tweak here and a fudge there, you can adapt to your own sailing, boathandling, and maintenance needs.

  • Reusable winter-cover support, page 28
  • Easy removable helm seat, page 79
  • Cockpit-locker lock, page 175

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Descrizione del libro:

A collection of SAIL's popular monthly feature, ``Things That Work,'' In which SAIL's readers contribute ideas for gadgets and improvements for cruising sailboats. Will include the best selections from SAIL's Things That Work, which it will supplant, togetehr with some 180 new ideas as presented in SAIL over the past 3-4 years.

Contenuti:

Maintenance

Systems

Water treatment

Potable water

Bleach on demand

Water-tank maintenance

Hands-free head cleaning

Holding-tank pumpout aid

Clearing the holding tank

Eliminate head odors

Solving a holding-tank dilemma

Pumpout problem

Winning the fight against head odors

Head deodorizer

"Roto-Rooter" replaced

"Drano" for intakes

Impromptu gaskets

Bolts in cramped areas

Dimples that can save your blocks

Difficult nuts and bolts

Dealing with pipe and hose

Declawing wire ties

Wire-nut connectors

Wire-nut trick

Soldering tip

Protection for electrical connections

Gelcoat repair

Glass cleaning

Cleaning tips

Cleaner

Clean the sticky

Replacing steering cables

Fixing a leaky rudderpost

Teating for rigging flaws

Spit-and-polish brass

Add battery water without spills

Powertrain/Fuel

Impeller installation

Avoiding diesel spills

Help for a fuel-filter change

Color-coded tools

Containing an oil change

Neat oil change

An easy oil funnel

Diaper dandy

Oil-filter removal

Oil change made easy

Oil-change tip

Fuel-line washer renewal

Eyebolts instead of padeyes

Freshwater flush

Cutless bearing

Prop-shaft packing removal

Repacking the shaft gland

Fluid filler

Winter Storage

Take cover

Improved tie-downs

Adjustable tie-downs

Long-lasting tie-downs

Tie-down quickie

Furler protection

No more frozen water lines

Fluid control

Modifications and Installations

Electronics/Electrical

Hinged instrument panel

Water-resistant GPS

Handy GPS and speaker-mount

Compass corruption

Cockpit VHF audio

Taming the through-hull geyser

Avoid through-hull drilling

Solar-panel mount

Simple wire-leading

Spare-pump wiring

Protect your pump

Autopilot case

Mobile radar mount

VHF holder

Breaker breaker

Diskette rehab

More cockpit space for tiller boats

Ground Tackle/Docking

Homemade flopper stopper

Milk-crate stairs

Chafing protection

More anchor light

Controlling your anchor buoy

Dockline saver

Bowsprit protection

Chafing gear

A bridle for chain rode

Anchor-chain stopper

Fender rig

Building a fender board

Removable anchor-rode locker

Efficient ground-tackle storage

Lunch-hook storage

Bird barrier

Bird ban(ners)

Aesthetic bird barrier

Bird whacker

Happier birds, clean deck

Exterior

Scrub-a-dub-dub

Protect your fingers

Hand-sanding tool

Bottom sanding within reach

Do-it-yourself custom lettering

Removing tape

Through-the-deck fittings

Hatch screen I

Hatch screen II

Tiller stiller

Tiller extension

Tiller-extension tamer

Lifeline cosmetics

Stronger stanchions

Custom stanchion fittings

Securing lifelines

Comfort on the rail

Cockpit table I

Cockpit table for boats with tillers

Cockpit/saloon table

Cockpit table II

Custom-fitted cockpit drink holder

More light in the cabin

Polishing Lexan

Binnacle cover

Cockpit-instrument covers

Instrument-panel protection

Portlight covers

Lazaret-lid holder

Removable cockpit-cushion covers

Custom helm seat

Under-the-seat stowage

Winch-handle holders

Stovepipe hat

Vent restrainers

Shock-absorbing padeye

Boom support

Boom crutch

Inexpensive hand-rail covers

Instant cockpit cover and more

Dodger guard

Painting/Adhesives

Bottom painting

Propeller fouling

Seized seizing

Mixing small quantities of epoxy

Varnish-removal aid

Drip-proof varnish pot

Varnish touch-up

Freezer brush and paint storage

Rigging

Line hangers

Rings instead of pins

Line cutter/soldering gun

Rope-work tool

Clean-cut lines

Whipping with floss

A modern monkey fist

Easier masthead work

A more comfortable bosun's chair

Gybe, no!

Topping-lift control

No more flopping topping lifts

Topping-lift ring

Storing a removable staysail stay

Make your own spreader boots

Do-it-yourself shroud covers

No more cleat hangups

Reefing aid for roller-reefing jibs

Halyard wrap on a roller-furler?

No more halyard wrap

Inexpensive shroud cleats

Midship cleat

Cutting rigging wire

Cutting wire rope

Sails

Tie-downs for mainsails

Roller-furling headsail security

Genoa-track alternative

Jib net

Ripstop nylon-drifter repair

Canvas closure

No more rusty sewing needles

Easier reefing

Reefing convenience

S'nuff said

Easy spinnaker handling

Small-boat whisker pole

Batten storage

No more battens overboard

Rigid sail bags

Sail folding made simple

Interior

Centerboard pusher

Socket organizer

Small-parts storage

Locker locks

Hatchboard stowage

Hatchboard holder

Removable anti-skid

Uncrazing hatches and ports

Keeping cushions in place

More privacy

Convenient carry-all

Water heater plus

City water pressure

Flying-object holder

Icebox drain

Combination pump

Add counter space

Trailersailing

Anti-skid for an outboard fuel tank

Stop gas tanks from sliding

Outboard starter

Outboard tilting made easier

Quick shifter

Cure that broken step

Cockpit-sole grate as berth

Trailering security for rigging

Mast silencer

Silencing nocturnal mast knock

Trailer-tongue extension

Foolproof launching

Pressurized spray

Easy electrical power

Pole storage

Mast-stepping aid

Techniques for Cruisers

Anchoring, Docking, Mooring

Piling pointers

Fail-safe docking

Position marks on lines

Using enough snubber

Singlehanded mooring pickup

Docking technique

Singlehanded docking

Backing in safely

Simplified mooring pickup

Singlehanded anchoring

Cut-the-shouting headset

Remote tiller steering

Creating Storage

Space saver

Cowboy-style storage

Settee storage

Coffee table with storage

Small-boat hangups

Book holder

Handy storage

More storage

Boathook storage

Galley Innovations

No more spilled drinks

A sink-mounted drink holder

Wine-glass storage

Utensil and plate box

The not-so-trivial trivet

Ice-cold water on demand

Ice for coffee?

No-effort potato rinsing

Hibachi help

Jar protection

No more skidding dishes

Instant ice

Extending veggie life

Flatware storage

Dispensing with trays

Taming the gimballed stove

Cooking-alcohol container

Easy fill for alcohol stoves

Fuel-gauge alternative

Propane aboard

Life at Anchor (Tips for Cruisers)

Catching rain

Bimini help

Awning-water collection

Quieting transom slap

Goof retrieval

Boater's bubble bath

Hat preservation

Hat-on-the-head trick

The rat race

Anti-cockroach tactic

Clean cats afloat

An inspired flag halyard

Flag care

Photo postcards

Quick-dry towels

Fishanasia

Navigation/Charts

Chart magnifier

Portable chart table I

Portable chart table II

Portable chart table III

Keep rolled-up charts flat

Chart in the cockpit

Do-it-yourself waterproof charts

Chart loans

Full-color chart markers

Post-it Notes for chart work

Safety Issues/Organization

Man-overboard float

Emergency steering

Singlehander's last-chance halyard

Impromptu engine cooling

Low-cost security

Rudder-loss protection

PFD cushions

Cockpit-locker lock

It's a lock

Organization map

Universal status board

Log plus

Organization solution

Organizing boat papers

Dinghy Works

Dinghy boarding ladder

Outboard dolly

Eliminate black marks

Outboard hoist

Primary care for infl atables

Just for kicks

Dollar dinghy drain

Dinghy control

Tame that towed dinghy

Towing rudder for inflatable dinghies

Dinghy oar rack

Dinghy fenders

Index

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