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Cooler cosmetics.
Free cooler found in the trash needed new shelves and a little trim.

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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.

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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.
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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
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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.
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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.
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Nice BL. Plastic pipe is a pretty handy material for makin' stuff with.
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Well thanks to all you Mad Scottish Geniuses for this thread. Entertaining, inspirational, and informative.
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