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5 Days Ago 08:20 AM
the_abuse
Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

I gotta got low buck project to post soon composite bulkheads for well under $100
1 Week Ago 01:31 PM
SloopJonB
Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

The ones who fail to grasp that are cheap, not low-buck.

There's a big difference.
1 Week Ago 11:02 AM
Barquito
Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

Quote:
@$20 who cares
Very true. And that is what a lot of non-low-buck guys and gals fail to grasp.
1 Week Ago 02:01 PM
the_abuse
Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

@$20 who cares
1 Week Ago 12:30 PM
Barquito
Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

I'd be interested to see how it does. I imagine electronics on an outboard live a rough life (sun, water, vibration...).
1 Week Ago 01:29 PM
the_abuse
Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

Im gonna pick one of those up thanks for showing
1 Week Ago 01:16 PM
Tomas Kruska
Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

Is $30 still a low buck project? If so, I've just added this multifunction display Runleader RL-HM028 (hour meter, tachometer, voltmeter) onto our new outboard motor. So now I know, what is the RPM and runtime hours. No drilling was required!





more info on my blog.
2 Weeks Ago 12:15 PM
Capt Len
Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

My wood stove's chimney was dangerous hot so I enclosed it in an outer pipe. Open at the top (deck head) and a cute bit of sheet metal behind the stove brought the other end to the bilge where the computer fan sucked the hot into the head. Even without the fan the natural circulation was much improved
2 Weeks Ago 11:01 AM
Barquito
Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

That's cool... cheap, more efficient, and won't burn your boat up.
2 Weeks Ago 10:23 PM
sailor1924
Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

In combination with the fan you can see in the photo it adds about 10 degrees or more to the ambient temperature. The temp at the stovetop is 170F degrees and at the deck ring its 90F. I didn't have a temperature probe before I installed the fins so I don't have an accurate comparison. From the pain of near contact, the stove pipe was far hotter then 90F before the fins were in place.
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