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6 Minutes Ago 04:22 PM
Barquito
Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

The Low Buck alternative to all these chairs, is to eat $100 of McDonald's food. Then your padding will always be with you.
1 Hour Ago 02:32 PM
Ritchard
Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

I have a couple of those Westmarine go anywhere chairs, but rarely use them as they are so bulky and awkward to stow and retrieve - at least on my boat. comfy, but hardly worthwhile in our case.
3 Hours Ago 12:54 PM
Minnesail
Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

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Originally Posted by Barquito View Post
I found that just having a cheap stadium chair that can cradle your legs helps a lot. It's like a rocking chair.
I have one of those made by Crazy Creek:
Crazy Creek Original Chair Lifetime Warranty - camping, backpacking, stadium and logo chairs


I've even canoed the actual Crazy Creek in Wyoming with it. Never thought to take it on a sailboat though.
5 Hours Ago 11:21 AM
Barquito
Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

I found that just having a cheap stadium chair that can cradle your legs helps a lot. It's like a rocking chair.

7 Hours Ago 09:09 AM
edguy3
Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

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Got pics of them or a website link never seen these before
See the various models here
10 Hours Ago 06:04 AM
the_abuse
Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

Got pics of them or a website link never seen these before
11 Hours Ago 04:34 AM
SailSoCal
Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

Added the go anywhere seats with seat backs to the cockpit. Wait until they are on sale. May not qualify as a project, but they made a huge difference in comfort at anchor.
2 Weeks Ago 11:47 PM
Capt Len
Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

Large Acme threaded rods are found in large gate valves in the metal recycle yard. Comes with attached wheel. About a dollar a pound. You'd need a saw to cut off the matching threaded cross bar. Nice job anyway.
2 Weeks Ago 09:51 PM
deniseO30
Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

Been awhile since I've posted here!

The "leg vise" on my bench build project.
http://www.sailnet.com/forums/off-to...nch-build.html

Was about $100 for the 1.25" acme rod and 8" cast iron wheel.
The machinist charged me $75 to mount the wheel perfectly.

No really high bucks but not really low.. UNTIL one compares the cost of DIY engineering to "Benchrafters" leg vise hardware coming in at nearly $400!


How do they compare?
3 Weeks Ago 08:10 AM
Multihullgirl
Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

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But easier to remove.
apparently, my smiley was confusing. I just wanted to make sure to remember to remove the wax. I simply wiped the frame with acetone, which is something you really want to do regardless, to make sure you get good adhesion when bedding with your sealant
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