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

They are very nice ones. The first one cost my wife a couple of days pay when we got married. I always kept my eyes open for a mate for it but never found one until we bought a boat 23 years later. It had a deck box full of a variety of them and one was an exact match - intact glass and all. What are the chances?

I had thought of removing the wick adjuster and running the wire out the hole but your idea of batteries is very interesting - that would leave them intact to convert back to oil if I wanted. A couple of AA's would fit no problem and last a very long time from what I understand about LED's.

Thanks for the idea - I'll have to check out what's available - I'm not familiar with the lights you mentioned. Might even be able to scavenge the parts from a $2 LED flashlight - I have several on hand.

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

Here's what I meant:
9.5" Battery Operated Christmas Candle Lamp

I thought you could add an LED bulb in place of the incandescent, if you were so inclined, but the bulb would still give you the "flame-like" look. However, the LED flashlight idea could work, too.
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Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

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A couple of AA's would fit no problem and last a very long time from what I understand about LED's.
I have a couple LED "candles" that have a nice yellow color and flicker a little bit. They're on timers and run 6 hours a day, every day, and two AAs last several months, although they do get dimmer towards the end. I got them at Home Depot last Christmas, but I can't remember the brand name. Anyway, they'd look pretty nice wired into those beautiful lamps.
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Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

Those are even better ideas. I wasn't too concerned about the shape of the bulb because the globe is 1/2 frosted but they would look better - if they fit inside the inner chimney.

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

I needed a knob for the Perko main disconnect battery switch. I bought a 3/4" grey PVC end cap that is used for closing the end of a pipe. I filled it with epoxy thickened with saw dust. Drilled a 1/4" hole about a half inch deep in the epoxy. Cut an indicator notch into the top of the cap and inked the notch with a black Sharpie marker. Gorilla glued it to the stem. Total cost $0.23
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Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

Sloop -

My oil lamp is the best thing about my boat. Yea whale blubber!

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

Well, After a year of use, the new cabin sole in my C&C30MK1 are holding up great.We did he work our self and it was under $100 dollars. It was a lot of work taking out the old rotten Teak / holly laminate. It a shame I could not have found the boat a few months earlier. I may could have saved it. One thing to note, I got the stick to each other kind that don't stick to the floor kind. For easy removal. Its been good and Its not to slick. I did find out real quick with the alcohol stove that a splash will destroy the finish.

I cut a build cover out of wood and finished it but the rest is Lowe's 3M flooring 34.00 per box, razor knife. Boom new floor. Cheesey? maybe... But its done and will last for years.

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

LTGoshen, I'll be curious to see how it holds up. I would like to put down a nicer floor in my boat.
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Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

Very few builders are using the traditional veneered 'teak and holly' soles anymore, and many are going to similar products, certainly with a similar look - maybe or maybe not of a more marine-specific construction.

A friend put a HD solid Bamboo planked flooring sole in his Ericson.. looks great, actually, and is standing up quite well after 3-4 years of service. Heavy (scraps didn't float!!), although the weight's not in a bad place...
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Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

Another attraction to using modern flooring is that you can buy it for next to nothing at liquidation type outfits. They often have single boxes or very small batches of the stuff that are useless to almost everyone because they are orphans in terms of colour & style and there isn't enough to do anything with inside a house.

I've seen single boxes of teak finish laminate with that indestructible titanium dioxide coating for next to nothing - under $20.
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