Space- saving boat ideas you’ll want for your home

There is never quite enough space to put everything you need on a boat.  In many cases the same can be said about a home.  While you don’t need to necessarily need to lash things down in your home when a storm blows in, there are quite a few ideas and products that while originally made for a boat can be of great use in one’s home.  I’ve found a few such items and have highlighted them here.

canvas buckets

The first item would be these canvas buckets.  While they are wonderful for storing any number of things from toys to laundry to sports supplies, they can collapse down to just about nothing.  They can easily be stowed away under or to the side of many things in your home and pulled out for quick access.  Continue reading

Why choose a compass as a personalized gift?

compassIt can be downright hard to come up with a meaningful gift for some people.  There are some of those close to us that we feel it is worth to track down and find that special gift.  If that person in your life if a boater then a personalized gift might be just the right gift.

First off, a compass is a rather useful tool to have aboard a ship.  Sure, now a days everyone has a GPS set up to give them precise location and all.  But there are weaknesses to those systems.  What if the power goes out?  Perhaps a storm might block the signals coming from the satellite.  Or then again, it is a computer system, at times computers just stop working.  Being out on the ocean is a bad place for equipment to fail, doubly so if you have no back up.  So to start off with the compass is quite the useful nautical gift. Continue reading

How to choose unique name for your boat?

boat namesThat magical day, you finally own your boat.  It may be a mere pleasure vessel or it may be a beautiful sailboat to carry you around the world.  Boat owners love to have a name for their vessel.  The problem can set in, just want do you name it?  There are a number of things to consider when thinking the idea over and there are some practical considerations to make as well. Continue reading