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S & S coupling.

A curiously apropos name for a bit of gear for use on a sailboat.

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A pipe union is ghetto, why not do it the correct way? There exists a product for that purpose, an S & S coupling.

Looks nice, but their price list shows it listed at $620/pair, so it's not very "low buck." Brent's pipe coupler looks like it would work pretty well!

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Rhode Gear. Yup, I have another for the car. I bought my first rack 40 years ago. Since then, I seem to just stumble over them, like boat hooks and fenders.

I was given a folding bike for Christmas once, and I very politely asked them to return it, as I would not use it. I thought about the weight, about maneuvering it through the cabin, about unfolding it, and decided that the bike rack was way simpler. A single rope ties them on, and I can have them in the dingy (the tires are just a few inches above the dingy--I just slide it over) or on the dock (a child can roll them off the the side) before you could get to the locker where the folder is stored. More to the point, my back didn't like all the lifting. This is easier.
In BC, my bike stays on deck, but deep sea it would quickly corrode to nothing there ,so I put it folded in the forepeak, which I don't use at sea.
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Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

Here's a low-buck effort. We needed a screen for our companion-way...



And here it is (the boys helped me make it)...



I ordered some No-See-Um netting which I'll use to replace this bigger screen as we get closer to FLA. But this will do for now. Next up is the same thing for the deck hatches.

Just a few bucks.
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I ordered some No-See-Um netting which I'll use to replace this bigger screen as we get closer to FLA.
Cruising the west coast of Fla now. Ya NEED that screen!!!!!!!!!
Jill has been eaten alive!!!

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Best repellant I've ever found is Citronella - candles or oil in lamps.

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Best repellent I've ever found is to hang out with someone that the mozzies like to eat!

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Best repellent I've ever found is to hang out with someone that the mozzies like to eat!
That's my gal, mozzies just love her to death...she say's it cuz I'm a hairy beast of a farang


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Best repellant I've ever found is Citronella - candles or oil in lamps.
As of last month, on the east side of Tampa bay, Citronella did NOTHING!!!!

It just made them mad and they bit more and more. I had it so strong it was hard to breath.

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Maybe they're immune there due to all the orange groves.

It sure works here - almost as good as bats.

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