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The key to keeping the cost of a marine project low is to scrounge the parts and materials.
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The key to keeping the cost of a marine project low is to scrounge the parts and materials.
I know but I have this thing for buying new stuff (except for the boat herself - she's making up for the neweness of everything else ). I guess it's something I have to get over.
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Amazingly, I don't have any pictures, but the $20 nylon hammock I purchased was one of the greatest additions I have put on Gracie.

I hang it from mast to headstay and run a sheet around a life line and pull it into the hammock. I can then easily control swing and nap until my heart's content.
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Some people just use their boarding lader from the water but mine is also used from the ground when on the trailer.

Cost was the price of a 1"X 6"X 5' piece of oak the rest was on hand.

What a difference they makes getting out of the water bare foot.

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Cheap storage for those small propane bottles that you don't know how to store. I went to Home Depot and bought a three-foot piece of #10 PVC pipe the right diameter to hold the bottles, a glue on (I know it's called weld) bottom cap and an adapter and screw on top. Put it all together, drilled several holes in the bottom and attached the rig to one of the slanted legs of the stern pulpit with a couple of hose clamps. It's lasted for about 10-years now and shows no sign of wear.
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Some people just use their boarding lader from the water but mine is also used from the ground when on the trailer.

Cost was the price of a 1"X 6"X 5' piece of oak the rest was on hand.

What a difference they makes getting out of the water bare foot.

http://i361.photobucket.com/albums/o...yonthefeet.jpg
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I bought a Solar powered floating pool light for $6.99 at Big Lots. I hung it on our split backstay. It turns on and off by itself. It is great when there are several boats with anchor lights on at night- it makes ours stand out. That way we don't take the dinghy to the wrong boat. It also makes great mood lighting in the cockpit. I cant believe how many people have asked if we got it at West Marine
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I bought a Solar powered floating pool light for $6.99 at Big Lots.
Gotta love Big Lots...they really have everything and for any occasion. Good for you!

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The PO didn't have a permanent location for a fixed VHF on my Helms 25. I wanted the radio close to the mast location to keep the coax short for low line loss. I also needed some additional circuits for spreader lights and steaming/foredeck lighting I was adding. Here is what I came up with that was out of the way, can be seen from the cockpit and allows a remote mike in the cockpit



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