I try to keep my blogs segregated, but this post seems to appropriate for this blog as well. It should convince you to drop everything and get yourself up to Georgian Bay!
Before we left or the 1000 islands I grabbed some Ikea strip lighting. It is cheap and easy to install. I played around with a few locations and decided one a strip above the sink. Given that this is the most used location in the boat it makes sense, also it us useful as a reading light when sitting at the table.
I tied into the supply for the round light fixture. a few snips, crimps and a quick solder on the ikea fixture and we were finished. I included a shot of breakfast as a way of explanation, the kids were off playing in Gananoque while I did this.
I experimented with lots of locations for these strips. They work tucked under the cabinetry as incidental lighting. Especially low down. I could go crazy creating nice mood lighting on the boat. The next one to be installed will be in the bathroom under the cabinet above the sink. It creates nice lighting and brightens a dead area.
This summer we took Tortuga up the Rideau canal to Ottawa, it was a great trip. I hope write some tips from the trip for others – in the mean time here are some photos from the Toronto -Coburg-Kingston leg.
Continue reading Up the Rideau
The 2012 season is almost over, the sailing is getting cooler and more precious.