Low buck projects- Let's see 'em! - Page 54 - SailNet Community
 1083Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #531 of 1420 Old 03-21-2013
Old enough to know better
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Beacon, NY
Posts: 3,185
Thanks: 20
Thanked 130 Times in 126 Posts
Rep Power: 9
 
Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

Quote:
Originally Posted by FinallySailing View Post
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).

There larger bag they sell at the checkout (I think $0.75 or so it has been a while) make the best laundry baskets as well! And they fold up small.
miatapaul is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #532 of 1420 Old 03-21-2013
Senior Member
 
pdqaltair's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Deale, MD
Posts: 2,604
Thanks: 1
Thanked 53 Times in 53 Posts
Rep Power: 7
 
Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

A sea chest. They've been practical for generations. Though small boats don't have the room, smaller custom-sized ones can make useful steps for too-high bunks and add storage. Just build it from scraps. I was going to paint it, which is more traditional, but my wife told me not to.



Sail Delmarva: Woodwork: the Finishing Bench and the Sea Chest

(when asked how he reached the starting holds on a difficult rock climbing problem that clearly favored taller climbers - he was perhaps 5'5")

"Well, I just climb up to them."

by Joe Brown, English rock climber




To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
pdqaltair is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #533 of 1420 Old 03-21-2013
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 1,421
Thanks: 13
Thanked 24 Times in 24 Posts
Rep Power: 4
 
Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

Quote:
Originally Posted by H2814D View Post
Guess what I'm building? Shouldn't be too hard. I'll post the real pics and details after it's finished.
Ahhh..yes...that was my first step toward climatizing my boat. The second step was an on-the-floor- Soleus air conditioner from Home Depot. The third and final step was buying a Mermaid AC unit and installing it. Save yourself some misery and buy a Mermaid (or other brand) now!!!!!
Seaduction is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #534 of 1420 Old 03-21-2013
Senior Moment Member
 
SloopJonB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: West Vancouver B.C.
Posts: 11,615
Thanks: 60
Thanked 72 Times in 69 Posts
Rep Power: 5
 
Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

She was right.

I, myself, personally intend to continue being outspoken and opinionated, intolerant of all fanatics, fools and ignoramuses, deeply suspicious of all those who have "found the answer" and on my bad days, downright rude.
SloopJonB is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #535 of 1420 Old 03-21-2013 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
   
Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

Nice work, pdq- you're right, sea chests are wicked handy aboard.

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 #536 of 1420 Old 03-22-2013
Barquito
 
Barquito's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Madison, WI
Posts: 2,275
Thanks: 0
Thanked 27 Times in 27 Posts
Rep Power: 8
 
Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

Quote:
A sea chest.
Maybe consider some way to keep it from sliding around on boats that are not endowed with two hulls?

Bristol 27
Cirque
Barquito is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #537 of 1420 Old 03-23-2013
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Pennsville, NJ
Posts: 10
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
 
Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

Subscribing
rickinnj is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #538 of 1420 Old 03-24-2013
Learning a bit every day
 
FinallySailing's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Essex, UK
Posts: 214
Thanks: 5
Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
Rep Power: 3
 
Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

Another cheap project I did last summer was my outboard engine hour counter.

I treated "Rockhopper" last summer to a new outboard. Like most of the smaller engines it does not come with an hour meter. So how would I know when to do the next service ?

I found a simple solution for just over 10 on fleebay: An hour meter that works via induction from the spark plug. No batteries, no complicated connections.



All I had to do was to wrap the induction wire around the wire that goes to the sparkplug inside the engine.



Then fixed the wire with twist ties and self amalgamating tape.



Finally stuck the meter with outdoor double sided tape inside the outboard.



Simple !
downeast450 and Bene505 like this.

Last edited by FinallySailing; 03-24-2013 at 01:08 PM. Reason: Typo :)
FinallySailing is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #539 of 1420 Old 03-24-2013
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 5
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
 
Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

I am in need of a outhaul car for my boom with a 3/4" internal track. Any ideas. The boat is a 41' Morgan Classic. Surely someone has one laying around.
sailawaylater is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #540 of 1420 Old 03-24-2013
Senior Moment Member
 
SloopJonB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: West Vancouver B.C.
Posts: 11,615
Thanks: 60
Thanked 72 Times in 69 Posts
Rep Power: 5
 
Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

Quote:
Originally Posted by sailawaylater View Post
I am in need of a outhaul car for my boom with a 3/4" internal track. Any ideas. The boat is a 41' Morgan Classic. Surely someone has one laying around.
Have you tried Catalina? They built them and are famous for their customer support.

I, myself, personally intend to continue being outspoken and opinionated, intolerant of all fanatics, fools and ignoramuses, deeply suspicious of all those who have "found the answer" and on my bad days, downright rude.
SloopJonB 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