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Seal the Deal – recaulking our Galley’s Silicone Seams

January 27, 2017 // 3 Comments

Our most recent boat improvement project: re-caulking the silicone seams in our galley. Silicone acts as a water and moisture repellant and it provides a nice lining between surfaces. When silicone caulk gets old and grungy, no amount of cleaning will make it look good, and it may be letting [read more]

Magical Kanberra Gel Cleans Mold, Mildew or Bad Odors

January 23, 2017 // 2 Comments

We first discovered Kanberra gel at the Annapolis boat show. My first reaction was that it seemed expensive, but I liked the smell (very fresh and clean) and the salesperson’s explanation that it cleans and disinfects and goes after odors, mold and mildew without chemicals so I bought the [read more]

Drink Coffee = Live Longer? More and More Science Says Yes!

January 17, 2017 // 0 Comments

I freely admit – I’m a coffee-aholic. I greatly enjoy my morning cup of happiness! But I’m interested to know, what’s your favorite morning beverage? For anything you’re consuming daily, you want to be sure it’s healthy, right? Did you know that drinking coffee [read more]

Home Improvement – New Fans

January 15, 2017 // 0 Comments

Another Sunday, another home improvement project on Golden Glow – We didn’t realize how enjoyable these new  Caframo Sirocco 12V Gimbal 3 Speed Fan, White, Small fans would be until we installed them. They’re ever so much quieter and more powerful, without using any more [read more]

Trampolines – Out with the Old, In with the New

January 14, 2017 // 0 Comments

Why Catamarans have Trampolines. Have you ever wondered why there are open-netting trampolines on the front of a catamaran rather than fiberglass decking between the hulls? Ted Clements, the brilliant designer of the Antares 44i catamaran, explains the reasons: Safety: You want to keep as much [read more]

Screen-Clean

July 6, 2016 // 0 Comments

Now that we’re in the Aegean and enjoying northern Meltemi winds, it’s screen cleaning day. Turkey and the Dodocanese Greek islands had Scirrocos, which are hot, dry winds from Africa. One morning in Kaş, at about 5:30 am, Rand and I were outside on deck and couldn’t believe the [read more]

Create your own sailing & cruising spare parts list

June 13, 2016 // 0 Comments

Hey Rand, “What spare parts do you carry for a global romp on your sailing boat?” you might ask.  Followed by “What cruising spare parts list would you recommend for me?” Well I just happen to have 2000 words for you on that very subject. Unfortunately creating a spares [read more]

Galley Lighting Upgrade

April 6, 2016 // 2 Comments

There was an under-lighted area at the far left of our galley, adjacent to the aft guest cabin and across from the tall wood-encased unit housing the refrigerator and freezer. In this area, there are two cupboard cabinets, one above the other, stocked full of provisions. After dark, I occasionally [read more]
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