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

No topic, just wanted to be the 1000th poster to this thread.
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Happy 1000! Awsome thread!
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Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

for this year will be redoing my headliner with frp beadboard
and also doing a new cabin sole with 1/4" oak t&g flooring oak I got two boxes for free from flooring company one in blonde oak one in dark red oak as they were single boxes ( two small for normal household use (50 sq ft) the flooring company gave them to me
will be glueing them down with waterproof construction adhesive and nailing the tongues till the glue sets will post pics as the process goes
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Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

White, please be sure to post pics and details!
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Here's another. Not that folks haven't installed microwaves, but I see them all over the boats. Our galley cupboards were perfect. We have CNG for the stove/oven, plug in coffe maker and hot cups, all we needed to round out the galley was a microwave. $89 or so on sale and cut one shelf... fit like a glove.
Ours is kind of in the same location, but not hidden like yours. I may try and make your idea work to hide ours.

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

There are all sorts of different systems available to create waterproof electrical connections, both for 12V DC and 240V AC. I've come across "potting compounds". These are cross linking polymers that are normally used to create waterproof insulation for cables underground or outdoors. You mix equal amounts of two liquids, stir and within a few minutes it will set, creating a removable insulator that does not allow water to penetrate at all (IP68 rating). I've used all sorts of boxes to contain my connections and temporarily press butyl tlape around the cable exits to not allow the liquid to run out before it sets. It can easily be scraped (or spooned) out. There are some that can be reused, some have to be discarded after taking it apart. Here in the UK I've used Magic Gel by Raytech. I bought 2 liters from fleebay at a fraction of the normal cost - this will last for a few boats to come; it has no shelf life. 3M used to sell a similar product in North America and I am sure there are others available from more manufacturers.

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Wow. That is freaky.
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Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

Hello,

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

wrong thread Power for Sail this is low buck project 100 usd or less
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