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

Not a project, but very handy, and low buck.

I saw a barrel full (actually two barrels) of those super squirters at WalMart. Like a big syringe. End of season so at 75 cents, I bought two.

They work great to suck up the last bit of water in the bilge that the pump leaves.
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Not a project, but very handy, and low buck.

I saw a barrel full (actually two barrels) of those super squirters at WalMart. Like a big syringe. End of season so at 75 cents, I bought two.

They work great to suck up the last bit of water in the bilge that the pump leaves.
Besides the fun, we also use ours to open clogged drains.
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Not a project, but very handy, and low buck.

I saw a barrel full (actually two barrels) of those super squirters at WalMart. Like a big syringe. End of season so at 75 cents, I bought two.

They work great to suck up the last bit of water in the bilge that the pump leaves.
What a good idea. I keep dragging the shopvac down to the boat when I want to get that last 3/4 inch.
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Not a project, but very handy, and low buck.

I saw a barrel full (actually two barrels) of those super squirters at WalMart. Like a big syringe. End of season so at 75 cents, I bought two.

They work great to suck up the last bit of water in the bilge that the pump leaves.
They also are the best dinghy drainer pump around. We always have one we toss into the dink.

It's nice because when I spin the motor around for reverse, the pisser goes right into the dink, so it does get wet. Coupla quick pump/squirts and it's all gone.
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Not a project, but very handy, and low buck.

I saw a barrel full (actually two barrels) of those super squirters at WalMart. Like a big syringe. End of season so at 75 cents, I bought two.

They work great to suck up the last bit of water in the bilge that the pump leaves.
I got a couple of them earlier, like Spring time for the same reason. Use one on the boat to clean up the last of the bilge and the other at home to annoy the wife.

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

Unfortunately, my bilge is too deep for the average person to reach to the bottom (about 4-feet) otherwise this would be a great asset for me as well.

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If it's that deep it doesn't matter if you get the last little bit of water out.

I, myself, personally intend to continue being outspoken and opinionated, intolerant of all fanatics, fools and ignoramuses, deeply suspicious of all those who have "found the answer" and on my bad days, downright rude.
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LOL people alway wonder why I have a turkey baster on board.
Current project is a new padauk tiller extension, couldn't find a universal joint I liked so I made my own out of aluminum bar stock.
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Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

Plastic oar blades cut out of plastic 45 gallon drums make great oar blades, when nailed to 2x2s. Nobody is going to steal them for resale.
Scraps cut out of old fibreglass hulls and decks, can be used to make many fibreglass projects, like ice box liners ,name plates, solid dodgers, etc, saving you the work of getting a smooth finish on them. They already come with a smooth gelcoat finish on one side. Just join them at the corners, and that is the only part you have to smooth out. Saves not only time , but money as well.
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Besides the fun, we also use ours to open clogged drains.

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I find that filling a small water bottle back up and sticking it in the drain with a good squeeze clears them out.
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