Great Ideas

The inspiration for this website was born during our first rendezvous in 2001. As we visited each other’s boats, we were excited to see a range of custom improvements. To make it easier to share our ideas, we exchanged email addresses. Before long, we posted our write-ups with photos on our fledgling website. Just one year later many of us had added new magazine racks, magnets to hold the head door open, water filters, and more.

As each year has passed, the list has grown, and tug owners from around the country have contributed their ideas. Even the factory has taken note and made some of our ideas permanent items on the new boats.

(Webmaster’s Note: While the NENTOA website devotes space for Great Ideas, the SENTOA website devotes space for Maintenance Tips. Check out both websites for a complete selection of projects.)

Added Door for Storage  LED Lights in Pilothouse 
Adding a LED Light to an Existing Fixture  Marine Gear Drain Hose 
Adding LED Lights to Step Areas  Mirror on Head Door 
Additional Cabinets and Doors  Modified Groco Cover for Winterizing 
Aft-Cockpit Bimini  Multi-Function Box 
Bi-Fold Aft Door  New Electrical Panels 
Bow Thruster Cover for a 32  Nightstand 
Chart Storage on a 32  Propane Control Relocation 
Chart Table  Raw Water Pump Bolt Removal Using a Crowfoot 
Cleaning Water Tanks by Installing Shut-Off Valves  Rear View Mirrors 
Comfortable Car Helm Seat  Rebuild Wood Doors on a 26 
Companionway Seat  Recaulk Pilothouse/Saloon Deck Joint 
Door Guards  Rewire Salon Lights on a 37 
Door Guards with Netting  Rolling kayak rack
Door Shelf/Armrest  Saloon Storage Door Replacement 
Eliminating Hull Slap  Screen Doors 
External Hose Connection  Scupper Drain Guards 
Extra Dockline Storage at Helm  SeaGull IV Water Purifier 
Extra Storage/Vanity  Securing Settee Storage 
Fabric Covered Mini Blinds  Service Step 
Faulty Filter Fix  Sliding Hatch 
Flag Mast  Solar System 
Fold-Up Under-Helm Seat  Sundeck Bimini 
Foredeck Canvas Cover  Sundeck Rail Brace 
Freezer Under Pilothouse Seat  Switch from TV to Cable TV 
Fuel Line Vacuum Gauge  Teak and Brass Lights 
Fuel Polisher for 37  Teak Magazine Racks 
Galley Cabinet  Teak Risers 
Helm Seat  Two Reading Lights 
Hinged Engine Room Hatches  Water Filter 
Hockey Puck GPS Mount  Wave Slap Preventer 
Holding Tank Sensor Connections  Window Treatments 
Hot Water Bypass, Cockpit Shower & Water Filter  Winterizing Fresh Water System 
Hot Water Heater Bypass  Wiper Blade Removal Tool 
Install Icemaker on a 37  Wood Stove-Top Cover 
Instrument Panel for a 32  Zinc Stud Solution 
Integrated Instrument Panel 

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