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Another idea is to use pool noodles. Our dollar store had them. They are a bit thicker, and more comfortable than the pipe insulation (I did the pipe insulation on my old boat).
Definitely a great low buck solution Jim but that would not pass the sniff test by the admiral. Had to be matching Sunbrella and that is where the expense lies. I also wanted to balance the visual obstruction and comfort factors.
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Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

Covering the hull liner in the Vee was simple as hooking the interlocks together on that gray foam floor matting. On sale at HF @ 4/7.something. I stowed them there before trying to put 'em on the floor and it worked so well, I'm leaving them ! The sole will get sumpin' else.
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The foam stuff for hull liner, huh? That actually sounds interesting. Some insulation from sound and temperature and probably doesn't look too bad.

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Definitely a great low buck solution Jim but that would not pass the sniff test by the admiral. Had to be matching Sunbrella and that is where the expense lies. I also wanted to balance the visual obstruction and comfort factors.
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I was suggesting wrapping the noodles in Sunbrella, rather than the pipe insulation. It would still match.
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Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

I am in the process of wrapping large (3" dia) foam noodles with Sunbrella for my dinghy rub rail. I am using contact cement to attach the fabric to the noodles. I slit the noodles lengthwise and used spacers to hold the edges apart while I applied contact cement to one cut edge and the rest of the noodle as well as the fabric. When the cement is ready, I attach one edge of the fabric inside the slit (the cut edge that has the cement on it) and wrap the Sunbrella tightly around the noodle. The bond is instant. After wrapping around the noodle I cut the fabric, overlapping the slit by about an inch. Then I apply contact cement to the other cut edge in the noodle and tuck the remaining fabric in. This sounds complicated but its not. The point is to completely wrap the noodle with Sunbrella with the ends tucked into the slit but without gluing the slit shut. When finished, the noodles will snap over the gunnels of my El Toro dinghy and serve as a continuous fender to protect the mother ship.

I'll post pictures when I'm done.

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

The Kelly Kettle is great!

Cooking on shore can have limits when open fires are restricted. We use a Kelly Kettle to boil water and heat a pot of "whatever". It is a double walled aluminum kettle. There is a "pot rack" that sits on the chimney to heat an additional pot. Fuel is small sticks. It is even self regulating because when the water boils it spills into the fire "box" reducing the heat. When we want to boil a liter of water for 40 minutes it is perfect. We use it to "prepare" freeze dried meals. The pot rack allows us to heat anything from a coffee pot to a frying pan. NO OPEN FIRE!

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

Made a serving tray that will fit on the stove top, I may cut the handles off if they restrict reaching over to the ice box on the boat. Not finished dovetail keys for the corners, sanded or varnished yet. Made from free wood! Like my dining room? engineered maple floor, real cherry for the trim, baseboards and pass through has a real cherry counter top...


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

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I was suggesting wrapping the noodles in Sunbrella, rather than the pipe insulation. It would still match.
Gotcha. When I read your post I visualized the bare noodles as I have seen these bare on some boats before. I wanted to keep the obstruction to a minimum. I have built these for previous boats so I knew what worked for us.

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

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I am in the process of wrapping large (3" dia) foam noodles with Sunbrella for my dinghy rub rail. I am using contact cement to attach the fabric to the noodles. I slit the noodles lengthwise and used spacers to hold the edges apart while I applied contact cement to one cut edge and the rest of the noodle as well as the fabric. When the cement is ready, I attach one edge of the fabric inside the slit (the cut edge that has the cement on it) and wrap the Sunbrella tightly around the noodle. The bond is instant. After wrapping around the noodle I cut the fabric, overlapping the slit by about an inch. Then I apply contact cement to the other cut edge in the noodle and tuck the remaining fabric in. This sounds complicated but its not. The point is to completely wrap the noodle with Sunbrella with the ends tucked into the slit but without gluing the slit shut. When finished, the noodles will snap over the gunnels of my El Toro dinghy and serve as a continuous fender to protect the mother ship.

I'll post pictures when I'm done.

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Gluing the fabric down is a great idea - saves all that sewing (which I can't do anyway!)

Just out of curiosity, why did you go to all the trouble of slitting noodles instead of simply using pipe insulation?

Also, how did you rig things up to get a straight cut from end to end? I've always found cutting any kind of tubing without having the cut wind around the tube a bit is very difficult without some sort of jig.
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Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

Well. I needed a new holding tank, one was stinkin and only 6 gallons, decided to take advantange of available space so I made one. New one holds 14 gallons and still fits in same location as old one

All said and done I had about $110.00 including hose, fittings and materials.

I posted quite a few pics on my blog, here is the link....i hate resizing pics

http://svsalacia.blogspot.com/2013/05/crap.html.

so far it holds water just fine
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