To see as much of the world as we can,
Using the smallest carbon footprint we can,
Spending the least amount of money we can,
Making as many friends we can.

Team Red Cruising

One of those little solutions

The problem is stuff that's loose in the head when we're under way. In the ICW, a few things rolling around the counter tops don't count for much. But on an offshore passage, loose bits wind up getting scattered around the head, making life unpleasant.


The commodore saw a picture of this somewhere.

We just saw Sundance-winner Primer, and we're a little confused on cause and effect. Perhaps we left this picture for ourselves. Perhaps we're asleep in a coffin in a storage facility, or perhaps like Schrödinger's cat we exist in past, present and possible futures, too.

She saw a picture of jars strapped to a piece of wood with hose clamps. It looked like a really good idea.

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☑︎ Wood. We save wood scraps in a box in the engine room.

☑︎ Peanut Butter Jars. Given the suggestion (from our selves in some alternate future?) she started saving these. Reuse is better than recycle.

◻︎ Hose Clamps. We had most of what we needed. Sailor's Exchange had the rest of what we needed. Slightly used is just as good as new. And cheaper.


☑︎ Fasteners. Yes. We try to buy plenty of wood screws and washers. I have a bad habit of buying just what I need. A much better habit is keeping a supply of the common sizes and shapes around the boat.

☑︎ Stainless steel pipe hanging strap is something we had, also.

New we have an elegant storage solution for about $1.00.