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

Nice bag, I was thinking on that set up too.
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Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

At $75 it's something like 1/20 the cost of roller furling... I think it will be nearly as convenient.

And the boat came with four hank-on head sails and I want to be use them all.
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Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

Battery box for US Yacht 25. Still needs glass/epoxy.
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Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

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Battery box for US Yacht 25. Still needs glass/epoxy.
Why the holes?
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Why the holes?
Batteries give off H2 (hydrogen) gasses when charging which can be explosive, to prevent the possibility of that happening you should vent the battery box. Even if your batteries are not in a box but under a settee or in a cabinet they should be vented.
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Batteries give off H2 (hydrogen) gasses when charging which can be explosive, to prevent thay you should vent the battery box. Even if your batteries are not in a box but under a settee or in a cabinet they should be vented.
Agreed, but at the very top - not halfway down the sides. With a proper tight fitting lid on that box the top half will not vent at all.
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and hydrogen should be vented out of boat
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Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

It was 100 deg F here today. Good ventilation can't hurt, IMHO. Also, I don't plan on heeling at 45 deg regularly. The holes should contain any stray liquid. Thanks for the input, however.
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Jib bag kit from Sailrite, $75!

I used my wife's inherited 60-year-old Singer Featherweight and it chewed right through, even when sewing through seven layers.

I now have my 150 genoa hanked on and the sheets run, that saves maybe ten minutes of pulling the sail out and rigging everything. Also, the 150 genoa is physically my biggest sail, so getting it out of the cabin and up on deck saves a lot of space.



nice work do you have a downhaul for dousing the foresail as well?
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nice work do you have a downhaul for dousing the foresail as well?
Not yet.

I have to go up to the mast anyway to release the halyard, so it's not any extra trouble to pull the sail down while I'm up there. When I run the jib halyard back to the cockpit I'll also run a downhaul.
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