Thursday, March 15, 2012


Marathon, FL 24º42.366N | 81º5.669W

Sometimes you have to wonder why they charge so much for products that say "marine." Mostly you wonder this when sitting at the dock.

It doesn't take long in a "marine environment" to see how seaworthy non-marine products are.

I bought an outdoor latch at a hardware store in Miami last year before heading to the Bahamas. Now it looks like this:

It was in the dinghy, out in the wide open, but, one year? Wow.


  1. Rust never sleeps! Even pencil erasers will rust on a boat. :)

  2. But that teak that the latch is resting on? BEAUTIFUL.