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Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!
Want some mood lighting that doesn't look too cheesy for those warm summer evenings drinking wine in the cockpit?
Start with one of these solar garden lights. And it has to be this one. This is the only one I have seen that doesn't look like you made it from a $5 garden light (Although it does cost $5 at Canadian Tire, unless you get it on sale. Then it's $3.
Remove SS post, cut off 3/4" long plastic stud/post adapter. Make it flush if you can so it can sit on a table if desired. I used a sharp utility knife.
Drill small holes into the top of the SS cover. 180 degrees apart is good. I even made sure the square solar top was at right angles to the holes? It's the kinda guy I am I guess.
Add a copper or even SS wire, bent strategically, to hang it from. Use a clip or an S hook to hang it under the bimini or from a life line or where ever. Your friends will think you spent $40 for a fancy SS boating light.
Last edited by AllThumbs; 11-08-2013 at 08:00 PM.