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Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!
As for cushioning on the cockpit railings, i figured this out:
It's pipeline insulation for houses (smallest size) at 75 Eurocent/meter covered in black ducktape.
I copied this idea from a competition sailboat I saw once.
When we did ours we slid a piece of plastic pipe inside the insulation.. you'll find the wire will cut through the foam in relatively short order wherever you lean on it. We also covered the works with a Sunbrella sleeve to match the canvas.
1984 Fast/Nicholson 345 "FastForward"
".. there is much you could do at sea with common sense.. and very little you could do without it.."
Capt G E Ericson (from "The Cruel Sea" by Nicholas Monsarrat)