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9 Minutes 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.

2 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
5 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
6 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
3 Weeks Ago 11:08 PM
mitiempo
Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

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Packing tape, or you could use Saran Wrap too, but that's a lot of plastic and more difficult than applying the wax
But easier to remove.
3 Weeks Ago 02:54 PM
Multihullgirl
Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

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I've used that hatch technique and it worked perfectly. I wrapped the hatch frame in packing tape first and it came away clean - no need to wax anything.
Packing tape, or you could use Saran Wrap too, but that's a lot of plastic and more difficult than applying the wax
3 Weeks Ago 02:38 PM
Puddin'_Tain
Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

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Thanks guys. Those port pics were after a once-over with Flitz. Ive tried vinegar on the bronze, but it seems to take forever and a day to soak off 38 years of "patina".

Something else I've tried, and it's way less toxic than the hydrochloric acid in the Clorox toilet bowl cleaner is a soak in CLR (Calcium Lime & Rust cleaner available at Home Depot). More aggressive than vinegar, yet less acidic than HCl. Don't use it on brass, but it works great on bronze. You should still wear gloves, and a Scotchbrite pad scrubbing helps speed things along. The metal turns pink in the soak after it cuts through the green and still needs a good rinse afterward, before a final polish with Flitz but here's a before & after using CLR on the cowl vents on our Tayana 37:





Check out my blog in my sig line...
Call me weird (you wouldn't be the first), but I kinda like the patina of old weathered bronze.
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