A page of bad ideas – some of them my own.


The Gas Pipe

It might sound a good idea to run your gas pipe through a plastic hose – after all, won’t that protect it?

Maybe – but something else the plastic will do is collect water so that the gas pipe ends up sitting in it … with predictable results…

Mooring to a pontoon

Please don’t use the cleats on the opposite side of the pontoon – it makes it very hard for your neighbour to drop a line over them … and if they can’t do that when they expect to, mayhem ensues.

(And yes, if I had been staying, I would have passed my line under theirs so they could get away.).