We have been through the good, the bad, and the ugly with workers on our boat. Here are the ones that we recommend: professional, honest, timely, fair prices, and just GOOD people.
  • Broker: Jonathan Lee with HSH Yacht Sales
  • Divers: Zack Johnson with Dark Water Dive Services, 832-284-4146,
  • Rigging: Keith C. La Pinta, All Hands on Deck
  • Boat Interior Cleaning: Terry Jensen254-498-6185
  • Marina: Seabrook Marina, gym, pool, near Galveston Bay
  • Wood Working: Larry Campbell, Superior Marine Services, 281-380-5648
  • ABYC Marine Electrician: Phillip A. Legare, Friendswood, 281-648-4110, meticulous
  • Bottom Job: Ben Miller, BMBoatworks, 281-455-1085, done in 2 days and back in slip, same quoted price
Products: (more with less)
  • Dinghy Davits by Garhauer, custom fit out of Upland, California
  • PB Blaster Penetrating catalyst: < $5 (unfreeze bolt on chain plate, Homedepot)
  • Rescue Tape (tape that is airtight, fixes from coolant hoses to wiring)
  • Pressure cooker (clean bottom after each use)
  • Metal Rolling pin with handles from Bed Bath and Beyond
  • Silicon loaf pan with lid: < $9 (lid doesn't lock on, just sets on top, from Overstock)
  • Silicon steaming basket ($12) and small metallic (nonteflon) jellyroll pan from Target
  • Cutting Board covers Stovetop
  • Small Digital Food Scale (no more measuring cups/ spoons) convert to grams or lbs, oz
  • Thermometer for the Gas Oven (from Target or Overstock)
  • Remote Cooking Thermometer (trying to improve your cooking styles, <$40)
  • Columbia Bib Snow Pants work well in the cold wet weather of an occasional winter Northerner that blows in while sailing in Houston.  I didn't have to buy another set of pants.
Mastervolt AGM batteries work great, (West Marine AGM didn't)
Mastervolt battery charger works great (other X... fan runs for no reason)
Upgrade Autohelm to Seatech-Raymarine EV100
Garhauer Davits work great!