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post #141 of 1420 Old 01-26-2010
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These are some great projects- subscribed.
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My low-buck dinghy needed a place to live. So I had to build some low-buck davits.

If you're interested, follow the build here:

Low-Buck Davits
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Maverick on the rope work... where did you get that done??? I looks awesome.
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[snip]...and, unlike typical cockpit tables, the slatted design allows for stemmed wineglasses to be hung between the slats, thereby lessening the possibility of spilled wine.
So does drinking wine out of a sippy cup, which costs less than $29.99. I WIN!



Seriously, though. I like that table. It's cute! And handy.

I dunno about that tall table holder with the round spokey thing on it though. I'm so cheap, our table holder is just some horizontal stick.

(::after she belatedly notices she replied to the wrong reply, she decides to make an observation on something more current!:

I also liked the davits. Unfortunately I have no witty repartee to describe my like. I do, however, know who to ask if I need tables, davits or C clamps.

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Maverick on the rope work... where did you get that done??? I looks awesome.
I do all my own work including the rope work. I found a book and decided I could do it with a little practice. Thank you for the complement!

P.S. It you don't use a serving mallet you will never be able to get enough tension on the rope, not to mension blisters!

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Got an outboard with the shifter way down there?

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Tired of searching for that air horn when “grand-pa” in his 28 foot stink boat starts heading for you while he is busy watching little Joey bounce around on the tube he is pulling at 6 knots while kicking up a 4 foot wake and making ever widening circles?
Try this 12V 118Db air horn solution:
Bad Boy Air Horn Harbor freight $39.99
Bad Boy™ Air Horn
Single push sealed start switch Tractor Supply $9.99
Conduct-Tite Starter Switch, Push Button, Sealed - 1042102 | Tractor Supply Company
X feet of wire, leads for attaching to your DC panel.
I drilled a hole in the cockpit for the switch, wired it to the DC panel and ran the wires for the air horn inside the cabin to beneath the base of the mast (deck stepped). Drilled, pushed and sealed the wires and mounted the horn to the vang on the mast foot.
Needed the horn last weekend. We all had a good laugh as 8 people in the stink boat fell out of their seats and changed their focus from little Joey to that big sailboat with the huge white sails 30 yards in front of them when grand-pa swerved.
I’ve used this air horn on my motorcycle to keep the soccer moms and high school texters at bay, works equally as well in that application.

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Cigar boxes

Some use of cigar boxes. I think we paid about $8. The first one is storage for our handkerchiefs. The second one is for shaving needs.
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The cover that came with our Lifesling didn’t take long to deteriorate in the Florida sun. The hard shell that they sell for these was way too much. So the Admiral sewed one herself and even included the instructions:
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I got a good deal on a like new mainsail for my boat BUT it needed battens..If I bought them they would be standard sizes(close to fit) and would cost between 80 and 100 dollars...So I bought some batten stock in 12 ft lengths for 15 dollars and purchased end caps for less than 10 bucks and made custom ones
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