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

Originally Posted by finallybuyingaboat View Post
okay, here is my latest low buck project. I have a 24 foot shark and almost always sail alone. When i raise the main, the bolt rope always jammed, necessitating me to go up and raise the sail by the mast, which is a pain, and not always easy in a nice wind. Pre feeders are about $80, so the other day i built my own. Items required:
2 golf balls (free, out of my golf bag)
1 u bolt (free, sitting in an old hardware bucket)
1 old track runner (not sure what the technical term is, but free, sitting in a hardware bucket)

i drilled a hole in one of the golf balls, threaded it onto the u bolt, then marked where i needed to drill the second ball. Once drilled slid the u bolt through the track slide and then threaded the second golf ball on. And voila! A home made sail prefeeder that works like a charm!
totally fantastic
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