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Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

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I have one of those crappy, red lanterns. The Deitz looks a far sight better.
I have two Weems and Plath yacht lanterns (Don't judge me, they came with the boat!) and I use them regularly.
My understanding is that the "old" Weems and Plath lanterns work well, but the new ones are really for decoration and do not work as well, and frequently leak.

I had a couple of the cheap red lanterns from Big Lots that lasted a few years, paid 4.99 for them. Worked for my purposes, but would not want to try to read by the light. They were nice on the porch, and did not attract insects.

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Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

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Sloopy, it depends on the wall thickness of the pipe used, as well as the thickness of the cross section, but on foams I'd use store bought clamps.
to add more pressure you could slip a section of inner tube over the clamp
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Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

Sorry Sumner10 long delay...

I can't help with the name or manufacturer of the lights ... They came with the boat so I think 1972 ... All they have is the voltage and made in Japan...

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Try this link instead...got to find a better way to post pics...

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/8zuketlwx6tjc4f/sQnpDk5fZp?m

That worked great. I really like the looks of the light....



...What are the fixtures you are using? Thanks,

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Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

My boat came with a heavy-duty Garelick Eez-in outboard motor bracket that was mounted to a custom-made wooden base on the transom. Unfortunately, the Garelick bracket didn't put any of the long-shaft outboards I tried low enough in the water, and couldn't be adjusted further. I sold the Garelick and devised this mount from two aluminum L-shaped pieces and two square sheets, a surplus wooden bracket, and some stainless bolts and screws. I had to cut the inner edge of the square aluminum pieces at an angle so that the motor sat lower in the water.





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Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

Emergency tiller!

I prefer a tiller. My I-28 has a wheel. It also has (had and still has) its original tiller. Mr. Perry designed a very well balanced boat. I replaced the wooden tiller with a short section of aluminum pipe and now have a tiller, too! It stands vertical over the rudder post and spins out of the way when not in use. After I have cleared the lobster pot danger zone I can relax and steer with one finger. It will allow me to add a Raymarine ST2000. I want to play with John Letcher's Self-Steering for Sailing Craft ideas, too.







Free! It was a piece of scrap I scrounged.

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Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

Looks good. What is the fitting you are using to connect the rod to the stanchion post cap?

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It is the original tiller's fitting. I just removed the wooden tiller and bolted on the piece of pipe. It took two measured taps with a 4 pound hammer to flatten it where necessary. The wooden tiller is resting in the shed.

The wheel was an "upgrade" by a po. Thankfully the original tiller stayed with the boat.

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Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

Downeast, I'm a tillerman, too (Tea, anybody? ) Just had to ask what that huge lever just forward of the wheen is? Turn signal stalk?
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Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

Thanks,

The huge one to port is the shift lever for the A-4. The end of the throttle lever is just visible to starboard. Reverse with an A-4 is held in place while using. You yank up on her and hold.

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Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

Hmmmm... using your emergency till for an auto pilot.... hmmmm.... anyone else done this?
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