The list from posts.....Tried to not double similar ideas:
Pan lid storage
: We put leather straps on the inside of cabinet doors.
Tip out or swing out garbage container.
Shut off valves with a length of hose on the bottom of the Racor
filters to make
draining them easier
Rechargeable AA and AAA batteries used exclusively.
Small 10w LED floodlights around the outside of the boat
and in the engine
control for the anchor winch
and NEMA data.
Luci lights - great little inflatable
solar-charged led lanterns.
inReach - family
and friends love tracking our trips on this.
Automatic lights in the lockers
Modified my preventer lines so that they could be attached at the mid-ship as opposed to the aft.
for hauling dinghy aboard
hook plate welded into armpit of Bruce anchor
has really earned its keep for us!
Dedicated flopper-stopper outrigger pole and lines set-up (don't use the boom)
also gets regular use
Mounted the salon
table on a Lagun swiveling table mount.
Large but thin-gauge stainless hook mounted on the back of the stem fitting, at
the peak of the anchor locker
. An easy place to hang full garbage bags and
Full powered davit so we don’t have to pull a 1000lb tender
uphill against the
lean of the boat.
High on the convenience list is my 2,000W inverter
LED garden lights as deck
4 foot garden cane for dipping the fuel tank
Sterling battery monitor
, completely changed the way we look after the batteries.
Good quality stainless steel
copper bottomed pans with lids
Arch on the boat for solar panels
and hanging the dinghy
I put a remote oil change
system on the engine
so you're not taking the filter off
enclosure and screens
Engle 40 on rails under the chart table as a dedicated freezer
Dutchman boom brake
Raspberry Pi running openplotter/signalk. With a hifiberry hifi amp.
Dorades that REALLY work!
Milwaukee 02170-20 1/2" cordless right-angle drill with an adapter to fit
winches. Runs the main up in a jiffy and lifts the dinghy onto the deck
built of solar panels
Fully enclosed double "rocking" anchor rollers on a short bowsprit
and spare halyards tied into continuous loop.
Hardtop for my dodger
with totally removable Makrolon windows
PVC rack in starboard lazarett that nestles three 5 gallon buckets. Bucket
holds folding chairs and other occasional use stuff. Two typically hold
garbage, with tight fitting lids.
Mosquito nets that drop over the open hatches.
Heavy weight stainless jack chain on oar locks, drops right through the holder. Used the same chain to weight the mosquito nets.
Stack pack sail cover
makes space in the cockpit
winch on the main halyard
Engle fridge built into cockpit locker , cold drinks at hand
Polystyrene floatation noodle (childrens' floatation pool toy) cord through the noodle and suspend horizontally below the
rubbing strip on the outside of the hull
LED mastlight with photocell
Shallow trays in most lockers. No digging.
Steps on cockpit. Old knees.
Transom extensions. Much better dinghy boarding.
Valves for winterizing.
Full batten main
Sensor lights in dark cupboards & lockers
lifting system on the Stern for lifting the 9.8 outboard
Main downhaul, fastened to the headboard slide and reaching to the third reef
tack cringle. There I spliced in a length of bungee cord to keep it taught
….allows one to assist the last few meters of sail on its way down.
Dewalt wet-dry 12v vacuum
Flexible socket wrench extensions
on the Genoa
Replaced the rubber rubrail
with an aluminium section used on dinghy gunwales,
no more black streaks down the hull
and also leak-free.
Electric lift pump
so much easier to bleed
A remote coolant
overflow bottle/expansion tank connected to the pressure cap,
helps knowing your Heat exchanger
ACTUALLY has coolant
led strip lighting for the engine room,
LANOCOTE spray for spraying things you dont want to corrode
Foot pumps. The most serious water saver I can imagine.
Separate spigot for seawater,
A ‘hook-lock’ on the cockpit door
Cutout of transom to make it so much easier to get in and out of dingy
Replaced reefing hook with a snap shackle.
put a strong strop through the reefing cringles with a round SS ring on
either end. Easier to get on the reefing hook than the cringle.
lighting hung small flashlights with soft shackles in convenient locations
(eg over the chart table, over the stove) LED flashlights with red or white
well, cheap and have a flashlight handy to grab.
Aere Inflatable Beach Roller for a fender when tying along a quay especially one
light on Amazon, Has a bright flashlight, all around light and low
power red light and you can clip it to hang anywhere. Rechargeable
Silicone sheet to cut some circles to put over the canisters of alcohol stove
not in use to cut down on alcohol
Telltales cut from a black plastic garbage bag, they are better and lighter than
other materials, you can cut them as broad or as narrow and as long as you
like. Black shows thru sail.