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

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this one is not really about the low cost project, changing a through hull, it's about saving NZD$430.10 for a 1-hour lift-and-hold!
You're saving some money so it counts.

I almost wish I was somewhere with large tides so I could change some through hulls too without hauling out.
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Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

I am a little jealous of the tides too but I probably have the better end of the deal with not having to worry about them and have them factor into my plans.
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Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

obelisk,

Excellent pictures, and love how you grabbed something to put under the bow.

Do you tie something to the side of the hull when you do this, to keep the hull from getting scratched? A boat wake at the wrong time could rub get coat aginst rocks.

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

i had a fender board against the wall, so there was no scraping there. in hindsight, the rock under the bow probably was not a great idea as it caused a very concentrated force on the small spot on the hull but it did stop the bow from diving further and i have seen no ill effects in the two years since. knock on wood.
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Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em! My cheap but working fridge

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A few years ago I did a cheap fridge for the boat ...and it still works !
Bought a dorm fridge at Target for $60.00 and cut everything off .
Door , casing, insulation
Just kept the inside, grill, thermostat and cold plate Be careful not to cut or disconnect the freon line and to keep the wire+ plug !

Re installed directly in the boat ! Simply cut a door inside cold box to insert the cold plate and freon line and wires. I used duck tape to re-attache the door Should do a cleaner job with epoxy but ...hey It works

Its 110 V so Works at the dock and on the generator Simply plugged on a regular socket on the boat .
Before leaving on a cruise , if I plug it for an hour with a bag of ice inside ,
keeps the beer and food fresh for 48 hours
If I plug it all night It becomes very cold ,freezes the meat , makes ice and then when cruising I just need 20 minutes / day on the generator to keep everything frozen




Oh, now that little dorm fridge I have is just dying to be dismantled and turned into something so grand as this!
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Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

Was looking for a way to do this--now I've got to go and steal your idea! With some personal modifications of course!
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Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

I really waht to learn how to do the cord wrapping like that--any suggestions as to reading material or such?
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Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

Oh-WHEW! I thought that was jsut my wife that did that. Some days I'd swear she's just trying to screw with my mind!
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Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

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JT, welcome to the forum. Nice work on the swing mount. And you do have some very interesting other videos on your channel. Here is a direct link to your post:

Boat Swing Mount For GPS or Sirius Radio - YouTube
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Holy crap!!!!
okay, this thread has just gotten a big steaming dollop of awesomeness added! Ryan, that is some beautiful work.

I am not worthy!
Holy Crap----How are the rest of us supposed to compete with that? You'd pretty much have to build an entire sailboat from the keel up for less that a buck fifty! Nice work-jsut amazing
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Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

Silly little thing but it gets borrowed all over our club for winterizing engines.
  • Big bucket,
  • cheap plastic thruhull,
  • little bit of wood carved to fit
  • some hose
  • two hose clamps
  • (supply your own pink antifreeze)




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