Low buck projects- Let's see 'em! - Page 26 - SailNet Community
 1083Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #251 of 1420 Old 08-30-2011
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: N. VA
Posts: 656
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 8
 
Send a message via Yahoo to dacap06
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sublime View Post
Hatchboard holder complete.
Very, very nice! Well done.

T. P. Donnelly
S/V Tranquility Base
1984 Islander 30 Bahama
Pasadena, MD
dacap06 is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #252 of 1420 Old 09-01-2011 Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
bljones's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: South Coast Ontario
Posts: 8,480
Thanks: 35
Thanked 91 Times in 81 Posts
Rep Power: 8
   
Cooler cosmetics.
Free cooler found in the trash needed new shelves and a little trim.

Dock Six Chronicles: Low-Buck Cooler Clean-up

It's 5 o'clock somewhere:


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
bljones is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #253 of 1420 Old 09-02-2011
Senior Member
 
montenido's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Los Angeles area
Posts: 323
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 8
 
Great stuff everybody. Okay, I have two low-buck projects. The first is a home-made mount for my steering wheel, allowing it to be removed for more cockpit room. This object costs about $125 if bought from Edson. My cost? Nada for the big parts, about $1.00 for the stainless eyebolt. To cover the now bare hub at the pedestal, I use a 1 1/2" long piece of pipe insulation, also free.

The second low-buck project is to repel birds. It seems that a gaggle of some type of birds had adopted my lifelines as their daily perch, with expected results. So, for about $12 I bought a pack of 100 dvds at Costco. Made a cut on one side into the middle using my band saw, and slipped one over the lifeline between each stanchion ( 6 per side). No more bird and their sh#t. Using a band saw aviods splintering or cracking the fragile plastic.

Enjoy.

Bill
Attached Thumbnails
Spare parts.jpg   ready for paint.jpg   Wheel mount close up.jpg   Wheel mounted.jpg  

Odyssey, '79 CSY 44 Cutter
Channel Islands, CA


"There is no unhappiness like the misery of sighting land (and work) again after a cheerful, careless voyage."
Mark Twain
montenido is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #254 of 1420 Old 09-11-2011
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Jersey Shore
Posts: 33
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
 
Sorry no photos yet but Ace Hardware has the battery powered O2 cool fans for around $5.75 each, a 10 dollar discount off ebay.
littlelizzy is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #255 of 1420 Old 09-12-2011
Dirt Free
 
boatpoker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Toronto
Posts: 1,170
Thanks: 9
Thanked 33 Times in 32 Posts
Rep Power: 8
 
Cheap LED's

A whole bunch of step by step photos of how I converted all my lights to LED's for $10.00 each

Dirt People Scare me
boatpoker is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #256 of 1420 Old 09-12-2011
the pointy end is the bow
 
erps's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: La Conner, Washington
Posts: 6,260
Thanks: 2
Thanked 27 Times in 26 Posts
Rep Power: 11
   
when you say $10.00 each, is that $10/light, or $10/package of four? How does the brightness of your conversion compare to the original lights? Nicely done BTW.

Ray
S.V. Nikko
1983 Fraser 41
La Conner, WA


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


Boating for over 25 years, some of them successfully.
erps is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #257 of 1420 Old 09-12-2011
Dirt Free
 
boatpoker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Toronto
Posts: 1,170
Thanks: 9
Thanked 33 Times in 32 Posts
Rep Power: 8
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by erps View Post
when you say $10.00 each, is that $10/light, or $10/package of four? How does the brightness of your conversion compare to the original lights? Nicely done BTW.
$40.00 for a package of 4. They have several different types. They are much brighter than our old incandescent lights. We had originally planned on four under the hardtop and found they were so bright, we put in only two.

Dirt People Scare me
boatpoker is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #258 of 1420 Old 09-16-2011 Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
bljones's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: South Coast Ontario
Posts: 8,480
Thanks: 35
Thanked 91 Times in 81 Posts
Rep Power: 8
   
Koozie katcher:

Dock Six Chronicles: Low-buck Project of the Week #3

MacGyverRI and cdnmurse like this.

It's 5 o'clock somewhere:


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
bljones is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #259 of 1420 Old 09-16-2011
the pointy end is the bow
 
erps's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: La Conner, Washington
Posts: 6,260
Thanks: 2
Thanked 27 Times in 26 Posts
Rep Power: 11
   
Nice BL. Plastic pipe is a pretty handy material for makin' stuff with.

Ray
S.V. Nikko
1983 Fraser 41
La Conner, WA


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


Boating for over 25 years, some of them successfully.
erps is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #260 of 1420 Old 09-24-2011
No more curry buffets
 
Ritchard's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Toronto
Posts: 406
Thanks: 3
Thanked 6 Times in 6 Posts
Rep Power: 5
 
Well thanks to all you Mad Scottish Geniuses for this thread. Entertaining, inspirational, and informative.

Bashing about on Lake Ontario and Beyond
"Ariel" '79 Endeavour 32
Ritchard is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

By choosing to post the reply above you agree to the rules you agreed to when joining Sailnet.
Click Here to view those rules.

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.


User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
LEDs afloat GoodOldBoat Good Old Boat 56 12-19-2014 01:23 PM
Low buck bow thruster?? wildcard Gear & Maintenance 53 12-11-2014 04:56 PM
Off-Season Boat Projects Tom Wood Gear and Maintenance Articles 0 01-15-2006 07:00 PM
Basic Thoughts on Tides Jim Sexton Learning to Sail Articles 0 11-17-2003 07:00 PM
Basic Thoughts on Tides Jim Sexton Seamanship Articles 0 11-17-2003 07:00 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome