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6 Days Ago 12:17 PM
Barquito
Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

Cool. Very nautical. I want to do one of the rooms in our house to look exactly like the cabin of an old Herreshoff boat (it would need a galley and head too, b/c if I actually did this my wife would probably make me live in there!)
6 Days Ago 11:41 AM
Faster
Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

A few weeks back we were posting projects that were not necessarily boat-related, I showed you all the table pedestal and bench I made for our kids' condo.
I also built a dinette/banquette (that's why we had to modify the 4 legged table to a pedestal base). The move was made last week and the banquette installed. My wife sewed the cushions as well....

They have storage (under seat and behind short end seat back) much in the style of a boat's settees.

btw.. the lamp base is full of sea glass found on BC, Nova Scotia, Caribbean and Mexican beaches

1 Week Ago 11:02 PM
TakeFive
Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

Since our boom is low enough to hit your head on the way out the companionway, we've gotten into the habit of securing our boom to the starboard side. We have a bungee cord that pulls it toward a stanchion, and tighten up the mainsheet. The opposing forces keep it from jostling around. If there's a storm coming, we'll use clothesline instead of the bungee cord to make sure everything is tightly secured.
1 Week Ago 08:42 PM
white74
Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dave_E View Post
Very sturdy. At first I thought "not to this" but to get it anywhere else meant a trip hazard over the walk way or onto a wooden grab rail on the house top.
I use my gybe preventer to secure the boom
1 Week Ago 01:54 PM
Dave_E
Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Faster View Post
We often tie the boom off to one side, usually with the tail of the mainsheet, in a rolly anchorage to avoid that and the noise of that wee bit of motion..

I hope your dodger frame is skookum enough to take the loading.. I'd prefer to tie that off to a toerail or a outboard cleat...
Very sturdy. At first I thought "not to this" but to get it anywhere else meant a trip hazard over the walk way or onto a wooden grab rail on the house top.
1 Week Ago 01:26 PM
Barquito
Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

Denise, that sewing machine is awesome. I bet you could stitch plate steel together!
1 Week Ago 12:43 PM
Faster
Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dave_E View Post
I hope I'm not the only dummy who just lived with a boom that would waggle back and
forth when you motor along, or sit at moorage (slip). I used to pull the main sheet in "real tight"
and the boom vang. I've seen little wire clips that some use to clip the boom end to the backstay
(I don't think they really work well). So I came up with this last summer while motoring to Victoria BC
(beautifull city). Cost = practicaly nothing. Result = 100% practical. If you don't have a doger with hand holds you can just string a line anywhere... main sheet holds it off to one side a little and the other line pulls on the boom the oposit way, resulting in a boom that has no more waggle.
We often tie the boom off to one side, usually with the tail of the mainsheet, in a rolly anchorage to avoid that and the noise of that wee bit of motion..

I hope your dodger frame is skookum enough to take the loading.. I'd prefer to tie that off to a toerail or a outboard cleat...
1 Week Ago 11:14 AM
Dave_E
Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

I hope I'm not the only dummy who just lived with a boom that would waggle back and
forth when you motor along, or sit at moorage (slip). I used to pull the main sheet in "real tight"
and the boom vang. I've seen little wire clips that some use to clip the boom end to the backstay
(I don't think they really work well). So I came up with this last summer while motoring to Victoria BC
(beautifull city). Cost = practicaly nothing. Result = 100% practical. If you don't have a doger with hand holds you can just string a line anywhere... main sheet holds it off to one side a little and the other line pulls on the boom the oposit way, resulting in a boom that has no more waggle.
1 Week Ago 05:37 PM
deniseO30
Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

Woo.. not really low buck project but it works! It's Singer industrial 241-11 It rocks! plugged it in and this old motor starts a flywheel a spinning... the treadle controls the speed, takes a bit getting the right touch to get low speed.
1 Week Ago 12:28 PM
Captainmeme
Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

Very nice whipped tiller.
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