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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-15-2015
Replies: 1,492
Views: 555,744
Posted By This Old Sailboat
Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

I often get questions about our custom floor mats. Made them out of carpet remnants cut with a soldering iron (tip shaped like a hot knife) and held in place with carpet tape. Zero cost, they look...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-12-2015
Replies: 1,492
Views: 555,744
Posted By This Old Sailboat
Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

I haven't posted projects here for a while but thought you guys might like this one.

A new sail is definitely not low buck. But what if you could improve the shape of your existing sails for just...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-04-2014
Replies: 1,492
Views: 555,744
Posted By This Old Sailboat
Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

If anyone's IS interested in making Sunbrella (or any other brand canvas) covers for their lifelines, I wrote up complete instructions in Lifeline cushions solution...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-06-2014
Replies: 1,492
Views: 555,744
Posted By This Old Sailboat
Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

I made an access door for the storage space under the V berth in my C-22 out of leftover Honduran mahogany.

https://stingysailor.files.wordpress.com/2014/08/dscn1498.jpg?w=640

It matches the...
Forum: Electrical Systems   07-13-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 1,750
Posted By This Old Sailboat
Re: Electrical Upgrades

Hey, guys. Let's not let this thread disintegrate into yet another endless debate about LED lights, eh? That horse was beat to death long ago. Caveat emptor, okay?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-29-2014
Replies: 36
Views: 3,203
Posted By This Old Sailboat
Re: Catalina 22 fixer upper

Scratches through the gelcoat into the glass underneath would be a different color too. Could be paint after all, though. Just didn't want you to think that painting was your only option. Hard to say...
Forum: C22   06-21-2014
Replies: 1
Views: 1,035
Posted By This Old Sailboat
Re: 1992 Catalina 22 on trailer question.

There's a bunch of videos about it on YouTube:
https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=mast+stepping+catalina+22
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