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03-17-2016 11:19 AM
Islander123 New boat cushions are crazy money, found some old caravan cushions, got the kitchen knife out......just got to persuade the wife to cover them now!
03-17-2016 12:28 AM
Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

The boards in the lazarette were falling apart, the plywood was disintegrating but the slats were still good wood.

The engine compartment panel had seen better days.

The door also needed some attention.

This was significantly easier than replacing the veneer, and sturdier too.

Cost: time, and the price of new (cheap exterior grade) plywood for the lazarette.
03-16-2016 09:33 AM
Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

Took me a few days to read through this thread and I wanted to say THANK YOU to all the contributors! I'm 45 days from launch and I now have lots of inspiration for some small projects I can do to keep busy until then.
03-03-2016 02:03 PM
Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

Haha yeah I was fresh out of beers by the time I got that far! My plan is to find a solid wood base and mount the flange on it. Not fixed to the floor. Then another flange on the underside of the table which will be hidden by the frame. Hopefully I won't have too many issues with the table moving. I have a removable wood cockpit floor that I should be able to secure the base to. I'll have to see how it goes when I get that far.

I'll post the finished product with full beers and snacks when completed.
03-03-2016 12:11 PM
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Looks good. Does the flange base stay bolted to the cockpit floor? Just wondering what that part is going to look like. Overkill may be to use piano hinges for the table. Post some pictures when you have it in (maybe with some full beers).
03-03-2016 08:23 AM
Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

looks real nice
03-03-2016 08:09 AM
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Another winter project almost completed. I made this cockpit table out of a free wood pallet and a $2.03 1.5x1.5 piece of wood for the frame. It's not perfect but looks pretty good if you ask me. The plan is to make the stand out of PVC pipe and flanges which I priced out to be about $15 from Home Depot. This way I'll have the table, leg and base so it all comes apart for easy storage. Need to get the tarp off the boat to measure the height so I can finish it up.
03-01-2016 08:49 PM
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Originally Posted by DRFerron View Post
Someone mentioned those at the wine store today but with my cardboard dividers I can remove them and use the tote as a regular tote when I'm not carrying wine.
That's a big plus - those booze bags are useless for anything else.
03-01-2016 06:28 PM
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Originally Posted by Lazerbrains View Post
Didn't want to pay $80 for a simple dinghy bridle. Made this one today out of webbing, stainless hardware, and a pool noodle.

Cost = under $20.
I'd consider changing those quick hooks.. I've seen them unlatch themselves when the dinghy surges down a wave.. The locking versions are more reliable.
03-01-2016 05:55 PM
Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

Didn't want to pay $80 for a simple dinghy bridle. Made this one today out of webbing, stainless hardware, and a pool noodle.

Cost = under $20.
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