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Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!
so.. noticed the other day that the bilge pump hadn't fired on in a while. We haven't had much rain, and I have a fairly deep keel so there's lots of room, but definitely was past the acceptable level.. wired up the spare to clear the space out.. done. Ok so seems there was a rule auto sense in place that had fallen apart.. ok, she's old, I can see/expect it. project that came from it, new bilge pump with a digital sensor wired into 3 position switch.. ON/AUTO/OFF. Thinking about wiring both the primary and backup to the on post, but at the moment I have a digital sensor, working and tested, with a new rule 1000 unit.
some solder/heat-shrink/connectors and 3 sets of waterproof gel caps I scored a box of for $2 at recycle (habitat for humanity hw store)
its semi finished (as in the switch is not mounted atm, because I am remodeling the nav/control area)
which, if I stay on track with will be another <$100 project, lots of scrapping/salvaging and the fact that I am a NERD with a backstock of electronics gear always help keep the costs down. which is nice when it comes time to do something I can't avoid paying the high price of (thinking engine/haul-out stuff)