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Old 12-19-2011
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Cheap way to rename boat

I bought a 1964 Whitby 25 from a local charity. The previous owner had named the boat "Saint Brendan". Last week I was down at the dock trying to scratch off the vinyl (?) boat letters, but only got off the letter S on the port side. I bought a heat gun in the meantime, but was waiting for a warmish day to get the rest of the letters off and put on the new name that I thought up. On Saturday my brother came down to look at the boat and pointed out that if I just take off the last letter of the current name as well, I've already got a new name: "Ain't Brenda"!! Cost: $0.00.
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Our refrigerator is fairly large and never had a light. This made it extremely hard to see and find things that ended up packed in the corners unless we had a flashlight in our teeth. So for about $30 I bought some red LED rope lights, mounts, and a rocker switch. The lights got strung around the upper edge and down the back corner and the switch is close to the door. Over all it provides good light that won't rune your night vision or use much power (no more groping in the dark for a drink!) The only down side is having to remember to, or develop the habit of turning off the switch. I could have gotten a refrigerator door switch, but with 3 different ways to open it i'de need to install 3 and that seems like more trouble than its worth.







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Great thread! Thanks to ALL for your contributions. Quite the education.
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That's a great idea. A person could attach a itty-bitty LED indicator light right next to the switch that is illuminated when the switch is on to remind everyone to shut it back off.

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Or use an illuminated switch.
Great idea, and the red light ups the coolness factor.
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Thanks guys, I never thought about using an indicator light or a illuminated switch though. Great suggestions. I think I'm going to have to make that change soon!
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I don't have a comfort breaker on my panel. I need to get one of those. Do they trip easily?
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