03/05/2024

Convert car radio into plotter for boats

Today we see step by step the most economical way to obtain a plotter, with a 7-inch touch screen, for our boat that will have little to envy of the most advanced of the big brands. With a 60 euro car radio, we will build a nautical plotter that has it all. It will even be used to view our boat’s cameras, or as a […]

25/04/2024

Low cost remote control for your anchor windlass

Greatings sailors, Today we are going to install a remote control for our anchor windlass. When I bought my boat, luckily, it already had an electric windlass to raise and lower the anchor. Truth be told, it is very convenient when anchoring and also it allows you to have many meters of chain to release and collect comfortably. In most common installations, the electric windlasses […]

19/04/2024

Chinese Lifepo4 batteries

We test the Chinese batteries of Lifepo4, we see their advantages and inconveniences and submit them to some very special tests. Specifically, we tested the 12V and 200Ah Sanfou battery, teaching you step by step how to make their installation and how to modify the chargers so that they are simultaneously compatible with traditional lead batteries and Lifepo4 with a cheap and ingenious invention.All this, […]

05/04/2024

Rigid vs flexible Solar Panels. Which is the best option

What type of solar panels are the most efficient? Rigid or Flexible? We will explore every crucial aspect you should consider when choosing between rigid and flexible solar panels. We will meticulously analyze its performance, durability, weight and efficiency, giving you a clear perspective on which one best suits your specific needs. Additionally, we will take you step-by-step through a detailed installation process aboard a […]

17/03/2024

Build a Stainless Steel Sail Arch without Welds

We teach you the simplest way to build stainless steel structures, without welding and with simple tools. We will build a stern arch for our boat, in which to place elements such as rigid solar panels, or a wind turbine. We will do all this by working and joining all the pieces using rivets and fittings, which will not require any type of welding, providing […]

02/03/2024

Low cost insulation

We teach you step by step how to add a layer of thermal and acoustic insulation to your boats and camper vans while spending very little money. In this episode we are going to see the most economical insulation alternatives, alternatives to the famous Kaiflex, comparing their characteristics and subjecting them to tests, among which we include a litmus test, literally. And above all, we […]