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

What happens if you use it on brass?
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Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

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I'm quite sure the trim pieces will be there. I've bought bearings for traveler tracks and winches, rivets, gasket material, sheet and billet plastics and metals, filter/strainers, cork for flooring, the list goes on and on
Can you tell me/us more about the "cork for flooring"? If your original project was over $100 I'll promise to use the cork for an under $100 project and then post it here. I'm guessing you used the STRIPS but how did it look and more importantly, how well did it wear?
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Cork tiles are great. Look in Home Depot or similar flooring store. Looks good and wears well. It's not gasket stuff.
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McMaster has cork sheets in 4x8 foot size. Do a search for 'cork' and then 'sheet'. This one 9487K38 is the one in question. Oil resistant - the one for chalkboards won't do.

But.... have since done more searching and found a place in Maine that offers it cheaper. Google 'cork sheet' or similar to get results. Bangor Cork is the place

Haven't installed it yet, mainly because the companionway door has to come out to solve the leak that ate the old floor and it's damn near 100F out there so that little job gets to wait for cooler weather

Cork tiles are heavy. And, every one I've seen has a fiberboard backing that I'm not interested in putting in the boat. I've tried all sorts of samples from various mfg (I leave 'em overnight in a tray of water) and they all delaminated. Therefore I want just plain 1/2" sheeting.

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

Rod holder from an outboard rail mount. Actually, I use this one mostly to hold a pair of short outriggers when not in use. Very cheap, doesn't spin on the rail, and doesn't mark the rail.



The rail mount came with the boat; I leave the outboard on the tender, on the davits.
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Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

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What happens if you use it on brass?
Not sure, but since it said so on the label I'm hesitant to try.

Besides, who uses brass on a sailboat anyway?
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Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

I made a fenderboard out of 2" schedule 40 PVC pipe. The pipe is actually about 3" OD, very thick, sturdy, and stiff. I bought a 10' length and cut it into two pieces and made two of them like this:


This is not any less expensive than a real wood fender board, but it assembles/disassembles and stores more easily. Since my cockpit lockers are all <5' long, I need to store it inside my cabin. I only like having clean stuff down there, and the PVC wipes clean a lot more easily than wood.

I only use these a few times a year when visiting Chesapeake marinas that have non-floating bulkheads with pilings, requiring me to have fender boards to keep my boat from getting bashed up. On the Delaware River everything is floating docks, for which I have teardrop-shaped fenders that work better for those but don't work at all against pilings.

I use this with 6.5"x23" fenders, so with the PVC pipe it holds the pilings about 9" away from my hull, so the rubrail and fragile hull-deck joint do not come close to the piling. A well-placed knot on each fender line and a couple wraps around the top of the fenders keep the pipe at the perfect location between the fenders. It all disassembles very fast for easy storage under the cabin settee.

The fender and pipe sizes work well for my 25' boat. Dimensions could be upsized for bigger boats.

Not sure I would trust PVC in a heavy storm, though. But not sure I'd trust a 2x10 board under those conditions either.
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Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

Here's one for you.
Everyone looses a halyard up the mast from time to time

I found a thing online for snatching a loose halyard from the mast head for about $30+shipping. I made one from a 2x4 and some eyebolts for about $3.
(actually, free since I already had all the stuff)



Here's a couple links to the write-up on my site, and a video of it in action:

Hal-yard-lujah - Tayana 37 - Ramble OnRamble On
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DIY halyard retrieval from Ramble On on Vimeo.

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

reefgeek,

your solution reminded me of this:

Potato Masher = Bosun?s Chair??
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Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

I'm already working on version 2 of this but there is certainly a good idea here:



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