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

I made my cabin cushions a little thinner that I should have (mostly because I am cheap). I will probably just slide a thin high density foam under the cushion. Wondering if anyone has used multiple density foams built into the cushion. Would be nice and squishy on the top part, and the higher density foam on the bottom would keep you from 'bottoming' out.
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No reason not to do different foams. I've done layers of foam along with layers of batting, as well.
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Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

We have done it NO PROBLEM!

And it's doing very well after more than a year.
You can see how we did it at our Youtube page at;
New cushions - YouTube

NOTE: I did the video in 3D, but you can turn that off by clicking the small "gear" at the bottom right and select off.

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I made my cabin cushions a little thinner that I should have (mostly because I am cheap). I will probably just slide a thin high density foam under the cushion. Wondering if anyone has used multiple density foams built into the cushion. Would be nice and squishy on the top part, and the higher density foam on the bottom would keep you from 'bottoming' out.
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Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

Got a couple of recent updates on my trailer sailer. The first is mast crutches for transport. I tow an hour on the interstate to get to the nearest lake, so safety and security in transit is very important. The trailer had now crutches so I had to fab something. There were several competing requirements - minimal rear overhang, lofting the front of the mast enough to clear the cargo rack (and any cargo) on the roof of my SUV, enough clearance to open the rear hatch with the mast in place, and still being short enough to pass through the garage into my back yard for storage. The last bit - being short while also being tall - was the real head scratcher. I decided to weld up a crutch that kicked backward enough to clear the door and incorporated a hinged topsection that could be folded down to get the trailer through the garage. The whole thing was made from 1" square tube I had lying around. I bought a gate hinge, some 'cold-galvanizing' spray paint, and the knob, so I'm out around $15. The rear crutch is made of scrap wood and metal bits to lock in the gudgeons but bear weight on the transom. Total cost - $0









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

...and the second weekend project - a tiller tamer. No cost - I made a little jam cleat out of scrap stainless and I'll use the bungee that secures the rear of the mast in transit. Should provide enough control to hold course in case I have to go forward for something or just want to heave to for lunch.



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

Looks good.

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

My latest woodworking project for Summer Dance is this wine glass rack.



It's made from a couple feet of shock cord, some hog rings, and leftover mahogany stained and varnished.

You can find a dimensioned drawing, materials list, and instructions on my blog at this link: Wine glass rack.

For about $4, made the first mate pretty happy . You can too and it doesn't take a lot of woodworking skills or tools.
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This is a table I built a while back. 24 x 24 inches, 1/2 inch thick Polypropylene Sheet.

Edges are rounded and the top roughed up a bit with coarse sandpaper to give a mat finish

Hangs on the second step and braces off the bottom step.

No fiddles as it is not intended for use underway (well maybe as a nav table but not for eating)

Bit heavier than I wanted but the plastic cleans easy.

For some more pictures and design stuff see the article on my site:

The New Table | Boating Safety Tips, Tricks & Thoughts from Captnmike

sorry can't remember the cost, but under $100.
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Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

Nice table. I'm often balancing stuff on my companionway stairs when cooking and can see how a table there would be really helpful.

With a little more work I bet the same tabletop could be the basis for a pedestal table or a companionway table. It's hard to find storage for a piece of plastic that big, so doing double duty would be great.
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