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2 Days Ago 05:22 PM
Multihullgirl
Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

The heads have a shelf over the sink, and the sink counter was deeper than it really needed to be. So for about $50 (for both heads), Handsome Husband enclosed the sink counter area below the shelf, making new storage space for towels etc. Doors are of coreplast and the track is aluminium c-channel

2 Days Ago 09:41 AM
dougsiren
Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

thanks for the link to stingysailor, looks like a useful site
4 Days Ago 11:45 PM
redfishnc
Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

Wanted to mount my Garmin 740 on my pedestal. Box almost 200. We measured and it fit almost perfectly between the bars. 2 SS bolts and 4 SS washers. About a buck and a half. I think it works perfectly.
5 Days Ago 11:04 PM
Multihullgirl
Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

My lazy jacks are of 1/8" Amsteel. Have had them for over a year and they look to hold up just fine

Cheek blox on the mast. First line is from boom through cheek blox to bullet blocks. Second line from boom through cheek blox to spliced on rings. Third line from boom through rings back to boom.

5 Days Ago 08:03 PM
PaulinVictoria
Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

I made my own on my previous boat, used no shock cord though as I didn't want to replace it every year. It was adjustable and stowable, completely out of the way until it came to dropping the sail, but in reality I hardly ever used it unless I was trying to get the sail down on a real stinker of a day.
5 Days Ago 03:27 PM
white74
Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

Trailerable lazy jacks | The $tingy Sailor
I used a variation of what stingy built ... have not tried them yet as i need to go up mast to install one last pair of padeyes
5 Days Ago 03:22 PM
dougsiren
Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

anyone have any advice on homemade lazy jacks?
1 Week Ago 05:23 PM
__floater__
Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

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Originally Posted by ggray View Post
Looks like the pump couldn't fit any lower than the height of the platform.
That was part of it too. The cavity in the keel sump is (obviously) tapered and I had to cram the pump, float switch, hose and check-valve in there without the float or the hose becoming bound, and raising the works that much gave me the clearance I needed plus lifted everything above the 3/4" high garboard plug that sits at the bottom of the sump.
1 Week Ago 11:19 PM
ggray
Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

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Originally Posted by SloopJonB View Post
I like the platform for the pump & switch - what was the thinking behind having it elevated above the low point?
Looks like the pump couldn't fit any lower than the height of the platform.
1 Week Ago 02:31 PM
Minnesail
Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

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Originally Posted by SloopJonB View Post
You need some duct tape to hold that coffee can in place and seal it up.
I checked at West Marine, bluewater-rated marine duct tape is $127.99 a roll, that would move the project out of the low-buck thread.
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