Hey there! Thanks for all your posts! Windtraveler, I didn't want you to think I was high jacking your post but I had been thinking about this for awhile and you inspired me to finally post
I didn't realize the reconstituted lemon juice polishes silver and other metals! Very cool!
Love the cutting board idea! A friend of mine that worked for a caterer for years uses only those cutting boards at home, never thought about using them on board, perfect!
I have one pair of the five finger shoes, I just haven't had a chance to use them on the boat yet. Can't wait to try them!
tape is amazing! We bought a three pack at the Annapolis Boat Show
a couple years ago and love the stuff, but it isn't cheap
, so we use it for the most important of jobs! ;0)
I love, love, love that Home Depot wet/dry vac bucket conversion vac top. We bought one a couple months ago after I convinced we my husband we needed it...Now, I can let him know it will assist with Octopi in the head!!!!
I love that story! Those Octopi are apparently the most intelligent of invertebrates according to Wikipedia Octopus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Of course, my husband just asked, "Then why do they end up in toilets???"
Vinegar is awesome for cleaning
the head. Our head sat with a little water
in it once and some calcification formed in the bowl...put a little vinegar in there and it magically dissolved it all in an hour.
Mingat, I love the idea of the vac in one central location and then being able to use it for general use and then also inflating the dink! Ingenious!
Gojo is going on the list! Dawn is essential!
I bought a container of 100 zip ties of all different colors and sizes and gave it to my husband...my enthusiasm was not matched by his. I guess the cruising bug has bitten me!
Those plastic shopping
bags, while not the most environmentally sound, I have to say their myriad of uses is astounding! and if you recycle them and use them over and over not so bad...
Like the nesting buckets idea David. We have the oldest, most beat up little bucket with lanyard that came with our boat and we use the heck out of that thing. It is our salt water
wash down for the anchor
...I like the idea of three nesting ones!
We have a gear
hammock and like it especially for veggies and fruit when onboard...paper towels reminds me that I love those Shop Towels that are a bit more absorbent than regular paper towels and help for those messier jobs.
Oh, I forgot one of my favorite gadgets... AeroPressÂ® | AEROBIE® High Performance Sport Toys
This is the best coffee maker ever! The great thing about using it on a boat is that when you press the grounds they become compact and dry, and then you simply shoot them into your compost or trash and there are no stray grounds to clog up your lines....It also just makes really good tasting coffee, no electricity necessary. You have to work a little but you can serve it either as an expresso or americana and you can make up to 4 single
shot expresso's or 4 cups of americana in one press.
Ah, SaraFina you made the little cool down scarves yourself! When I picked them up in REI, I thought if I could just figure out what is the cooling
beads I could make them but I was looking at a w/e in the sweltering heat and decided to just buy them then and there. Good to know I can make them...thanks for sharing, now maybe Chris won't have to wear the girlie colored one I bought him
Keep the ideas coming! My essential list is getting longer...oh, and MarkJ thanks for reminding me that constant vigilance over what is used and what isn't will be necessary.
Once again, I write a book instead of a post. Thanks for all your replies...