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Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

Originally Posted by bartvdv View Post
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.


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