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Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

Originally Posted by ericb760 View Post
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Here's my second Low Buck project that I completed recently. When I bought the boat it had smoked plexiglass drop boards that really didn't fit the design of a classic boat. So, I purchased some furniture grade plywood and cut them using the old boards as a template. After sanding, staining, and four coats of marine varinish, at a cost of around $30, I had new drop boards!
Oddly, I did the inverse of that, I made a plexi drop board to allow more light into my old boat. Man, is Plexiglass ever expensive. Yours look great. A word of advice, pay careful attention to the edges of the plywood. If the finish gets worn enough to allow moisture in, your plywood will delaminate. You may want to put a fresh coat on the edges each year. For more protection, you could remove the varnish on the edge and do a coat of epoxy, then cover with varnish. It will then be much more impervious.

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