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5 Days 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.
5 Days 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.
6 Days Ago 02:09 AM
sciencebum
Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

As close as I can get to this conversation is The first bit of mcguyver maintenance I've ever done on my new boat. I needed to grease the slides for the slugs of the mainsail, but I wanted it nice and slidey, so I could easily hoist and confidently drop single handed.

So instead of just greasing the slugs, I took a bit of cord just smaller than the slide, and tied a figure 8 to make a temporary slug. Then I coated the heck out of the knot, and hoisted it up and down to clean and grease the track. Works great now!

Excited to try new ones. Searching the thread for DIY BBQ setups, especially rail mounts!
6 Days Ago 11:03 PM
the_abuse
Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

Not duck tape use tuck tape at least it's red
6 Days Ago 06:18 PM
Minnesail
Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

This isn't exactly sailing related, but it is a low buck project.

My brake lights were out, so I just used a coffee can and one of those battery power headlamps. Whenever I brake the headlamp slides forward, hits the switch, and turns on. Works great.


There, I Fixed It
1 Week Ago 01:05 PM
__floater__
Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

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Floater -

I really like that panel! What kind of meter is that?
It was made with 3/16" black-on-white engraving plastic. Any engraving shop will carry this material in a variety of colours, thicknesses and finishes in both interior and exterior grades, in addition to metals and composites.
The place I went to offered to make the panel out of painted aluminum on which they laser etch the details. It would have been double the price but admittedly would have looked more "factory".

EDIT: You said "meter"...not "material".
My eyes are worn out.
EVO. I think it came off eBay.
1 Week Ago 12:34 PM
the_abuse
Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

Volt there cheap on eBay meant for automotive but fine for marine because their sealed
1 Week Ago 11:59 AM
Barquito
Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

Floater -

I really like that panel! What kind of meter is that?
1 Week Ago 10:17 AM
snodawg
Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

Very nice and functional improvement on the electrical panel!
1 Week Ago 06:48 AM
__floater__
Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

Water ballast.






















There is a garboard plug at the bottom of the keel sump and the release lever on the plug sits about 3/4" above the bottom of the sump, meaning a flat platform would not have sat securely. I am sure if anyone wanted to make something similar they could easily leave the "legs" off the base.
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