All items listed here are things we use daily on our boats, in our travels and at work. By linking our favorite gear to Amazon we can provide you with more information and an immediate price quote. Click on the item name for more information. Where possible I linked to the exact item we have, others are similar to ours.
This thing is a life-changer. I love how small it is yet I can use it like a regular upright. And I can use it at anchor when we don’t have 110v power. And all those cabinets with the louver doors? Easy to clean now! The only complaint I have is that the charge doesn’t last long enough.I have the 20 minute model but I should have bought the 40 minute model.
I use these with my vacuum (my Dyson cordless!) No need to buy the hand-pump. The Dyson is so strong it sucks the air right out. Also works great for storing non-food items you want to keep fresh.
We use it to transport all of our gear in the dinghy – sandy towels, snorkel gear, etc. Easy to rinse the sand off the bottom and keeps things from sliding all over the dinghy floor.
If I need a hook I add it, if it’s in the wrong place, I move it. Simple, strong and no holes in the boat. I found that you need to wait a few hours before hanging really heavy items. I like the ones with the metal finish for locations like my galley.
Kind of expensive but much better material than those black solar shower bags and no need to find a place to hang it – just use the foot-pump. And it packs down tiny to boot.
When we want to make a lot of coffee and keep it warm for a while we use our all stainless steel french press. We’ve had it for years and it has held up great. Makes great coffee, is insulated, and to glass to break. I keep it handy in the basket left of the stove.
We use this in the car to power the laptop or for gear we only have a 110V charger for. Also used it on our smaller boats where we didn’t have a full sized inverter. Be sure to check the wattage needed by your laptop before buying.
They are a bit pricey but after loosing a few clothes overboard due to cheap clothes pins I feel they are well worth it! Super-grippy! One single pin easily holds a towel in a blow. Much cheaper from K-Mart, Fred Meyer’s or Walmart!
Want to be able to sleep well at anchor? Get a handheld GPS! It has an anchor alarm and draws a track of your location all night long. Who wants to get out of bed every time the chart plotter alarm goes off? After a scare with a dragging anchor we got smart. You don’t need an expensive unit, just one that can draw a track.
We use these for everything! To hold tools while doing projects, small batches of laundry, cleaning fish, shoe tub, rinsing snorkel gear, temporary aquarium, etc…. We have several and when not in use they stack neatly while the top one can still be used for storage.