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post #1414 of Old 08-07-2015
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Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

It's been raining and storming for the last couple weeks so I've had plenty of time to do a quick project I'd been thinking about. I have some experienced sailors on the boat a lot and also frequently have beginners. Every boat is laid out a little different and I think it is easier to tell people which lever to open or close than to describe the color of the line. I just installed a double Gaurhauer on the starboard side that has black and blue levers, and have a triple Gaurhauer on the port side with grey levers. I bought some spray paint from the local Do it Best Hardware at 6.50 a can and color coded the levers. I'll report back to let you know how they're holding up in a few months.

I just sanded with 100 grit and sprayed on some enamel outdoor furniture type paint.
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