From Boring to Alluring by Captain Mark
When you don't have the big bucks to buy Bristol fashion bells and whistles for your boat, you might consider a few cheap and easy upgrades that will add a lot to your yacht. For the price of a few dollars and a little imagination, you can set sail from boring to alluring.
101 uses for discarded teak mini-blinds
Got tired of looking at boring dark wood panels sloping up from Island Girl's cabin sole. Went to see Captain John (Known by some as Capitan Juan Wico) at Rock Hall Consignment and found teak mini-blinds and a couple new old stock cans of Ultimate Sole. Ultimate sole is a superb cabin sole coating that was so good it was banned by EPA and is no longer on the market. Presto! Not only looks great but also functions as anti-slip protection when underway.
101 USES FOR VINTAGE BAMBOO PLACEMATS.
Tired of staring at a boring sailboat mast while driving your boat? Ready for a Painkiller, but forgot where you stowed your mugs? Here's a $20.00 solution thanks to local yard sales and thrift stores. Also, Tommy Bahama style window treatments can be fashioned with similar mats. No problem mon!
101 USES FOR A TEAK SHOWER MAT PART 1.
Presenting the "Go Anywhere" hatch table - drink holder combination. Of all essential equipment needed on a boat, handy drink holders, accessible tables and comfortable cushions top the list when trying to put a smile on a customer's face. Using hatch windows as tables has no class and ain't good for the glass. And, nothing looks worse than a bunch of plastic drink holders hanging from your rails and lifelines. Thanks to Aqua Teak's cool padded teak shower mat, a pair of chrome Perko hinges and a sleek teak drink holder obtained from Capitan Juan at Rock Hall Consignment Shop, we have raised the comfort zone from shabby to chic. Fits over any Bomar hatch and adds a touch of class to your glass.
101 USES FOR TEAK SHOWER MAT PART 2.
Remove the bore from your floor. Ease the pain of scrubbing in vain to remove stubborn stains caused by foot traffic. When it's that time of day (and you're not underway) there's nothing like an icy cold cocktail in a cockpit with pizzazz. To make your happy hour even happier, just add a couple of Aqua Teak's shower mats for a sure footed touch of distinction.
101 USES FOR OTHERWISE USELESS SEA TEAK BINOCULAR HOLDERS
How many margaritas do you have to spill on the deck before realizing there has to be a better way? The answer, my friend, was wasting away in my garage. Found these two Sea Teak brand drink/binocular holders that must have missed my last trip to Capitan Juan's consignment shop. Since they are too small to function as actual binocular holders (unless you use miniature size binoculars), I had a vision. By bolting them together and adding a chic brass handle from Ace Hardware, we have invented a classy spill proof drink caddy for tip top service to our guests up on deck. Visit Capitan Juan Wico at Rock Hall Marine Consignment and see how you can sail your boat from boring to alluring!