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

I always wanted a new rudder to replace the slab rudder that the factory built. I started with a lamination of plywood, then built a vacuum bagger and applied 3 layers of 9 oz cloth on each side. All three of the layers on each side are wrapped around the edges, making the edges 6 layers thick. I knew without the vacuum, it would be a terrible mess trying to get the heavy cloth to go around the sharp edges.

The vacuum pump is a small fridge compressor, some hose, and a mason jar. The jar is to prevent epoxy from getting into the compressor.

So far it's working. Tomorrow we will turn off the pump and check it out.
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Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

Very nice! Where did you get the bags?
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Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

I am just using builders 6 mil vapor barrier plastic and butyl tape to seal it.
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Nice! It looked like a welded seam at first. Great idea!
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Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

The pump was getting a bit hot so I put a small fan on it and it stayed luke warm. I left the pump run all night.

Fresh out of the bag and after a little "deburring". Lots of fairing to do.
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Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

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I am just using builders 6 mil vapor barrier plastic and butyl tape to seal it.
There seems to be nothing that butyl can not do!
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Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

Nice! I have been working on a vac bag system and didn't think of an old fridge compressor. I will give it a try. I have an old freezer that is headed to the dump. Thanks!

It looks good!

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Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em! My cheap but working fridge

I did the same with my p30, I used parts from a water cooler, including the thermostat on a 80 degree day box goes down to 37. Planning to operate the system with a 2kw inverter 240 watt panel to charge battery bank (500wh) will post back with results
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Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

Replaced my companionway boards today. Lowes carries a plastic board now that is 11 inches wide and only 5/8 inch thick so it fit really well. The board was $30. The downside is they are a little heavy, but I plan to put some spare smoked acrylic in the middle one and a vent on the top one so that should help. The bottom one probably won't come out much.

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

here's a zero dollar project. i found the bucket floating by the boat and the plexiglass in the dumpster (the treasures some people throw away!!). a hot knife and a little 5200 and now, with my "lookey-bucket" i don't have to jump in the water to check my anchor or see how vibrant the reef is before snorkelling.



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