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Guess what I'm building? Shouldn't be too hard. I'll post the real pics and details after it's finished.
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Hatchboard A/C mount, with support knees !
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How do you get in and out of the boat if the ac unit is blocking the hatchway?

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Thankfully, boats never catch on fire, or it could be considered a liability. Oh wait...
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Walmart has a great selection of inexpensive LED lights in their automotive aisle. They are completly sealed and about sixteen dollars for a twelve inch strip of LEDS. Should you want to shorten the strip, it can be cut and still works
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How do you get in and out of the boat if the ac unit is blocking the hatchway?
It will only block the lower portion of the companionway. I am replacing the two lower companionway slats with this. The top of it will only be 20 inches above the step. In the event of a need for a quick escape, like a fire, it is easily stepped over. I also have a forward hatch that is large enough to exit in an emergency.

The unit will only be in place while docked in my slip. I need the shore power to run it anyway. Gets pretty warm on Lake Mead in the summer and I only anticipate using it while docked.
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We're only bugging you 'cause we're jealous you live in a climate that requires AC.
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Easy to make assorted sizes Dry bags.
Used for dry storage for yachting camping.or whatever you wish.


easy to make....

http://sonar.x90x.net/How%20to%20make%20a%20drybag.pdf
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Not really a project, but cheap and cheerful anytime:

Been using these bags from a famous Swedish furniture company for all sorts of things around the boat, from outboard cover, rope tote to sail bag. At the price it doesn't matter if they only last a season (most last much longer).

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Finally and macwester, welcome aboard, and thanks for the great contributions.
I agree about the versatility of IKEA bags. They also make great ice bags to keep drinks cold at large gatherings.

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