Robin Garside devises a cheap, simple and effective method of straightening out his boat’s damaged toerail

However your decks are constructed, the water from a deck leak often emerges a considerable distance from where it enters. The point of emergence is usually very clear to see…

Daria Blackwell uses a 'miracle' product to clean a heavy yellow stain from a fibreglass dinghy

Epoxy pump dispensers

Jonathan Humphreys uses empty hand-wash bottles as epoxy pump dispensers to avoid waste and ensure the mix is right every time

3d printed fuel cap wrench

Henry Lupton's design for a filler cap wrench can be downloaded and 3d-printed to protect your filler caps

Jos Binns uses a childproof cupboard door catch to secure the heads lid at sea and prevent painful accidents...

forepeak headrest

Ben Meakins gets a good night sleep with an extension piece for the forepeak on his Hunter Impala 28

Geoff Champion modifies his reefing horns to help the cringles stay put when slabbing in a reef

Paul Farr makes a straightforward hardwood tiller lock for his boat on a swinging mooring

Sprayhood handles

Ian Nicolson adds spliced handles to the sprayhood on his Rival 34 to provide a good handhold when moving out of the cockpit

Jeremy and Debbie White have a useful tip for neat boathook storage in a dinghy to help with coming alongside pontoons and quays

Building site spikes keep tricolour clean - Willem Bijl keeps his tricolour light seagull-free

Peter Lyle refurbishes the seawater pump on his Jeanneau 36i for a fraction of the cost of replacement or professional repair