Not every boat improvement project needs to involve large purchases, multiple trips to the hardware store, and days of work.
No, really. They don’t. I even did a couple this weekend:
- Moved the Magma grill from the cockpit to the flybridge. This uncluttered the starboard side of the cockpit which is where we board and disembark at our home slip.
- Moved the PVC storage rack from the cockpit to the flybridge. We moved all the supplies that were stored in it (fuel stick gauge, deck brush) into the stern storage compartment, and turned the rack into a DIY rocket-launcher
- Added pole holders to the cockpit stern railing. We now have three holders — port, starboard, and center. In theory we could set up three rigs for trolling with divers
- Added cut up sections of an old hose as chafe protection on our bow lines.
- Swapped the fender racks from inboard to outboard. At the cost of a theoretical increase in risk of losing a fender, we gained much better traffic flow to the foredeck and back. Plus we have plans to install permanent fenders and docklines at our home slip, so it wouldn’t be the worst thing to clip/tie/attach the fenders in the racks to the railing for more secure storage.