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Just got done reading 146 pages in three days. Great ideas! Can't wait to utilize some of them!
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Buying 27 foot Catalina. Started browsing this thread. Wow. You guys are a bunch of talented geniuses. Great thread!
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I can't say exactly how much the materials were since the epoxy, fiberglass, and plywood were bought for several different projects, as was the paint, masking tape and other materials used.
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To what are you referring?

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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I often get questions about our custom floor mats. Made them out of carpet remnants cut with a soldering iron (tip shaped like a hot knife) and held in place with carpet tape. Zero cost, they look great, are easy to clean, and feel nice on bare feet on cold mornings.

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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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It might still work for you, as the squirter I got gives me at least an extra 1 1/2 foot reach.
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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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Sounds like possible place for more tankage.
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Macgyver riding sail...

Wind picked up in Boot Key Harbor to 20-25 and the Solitaire dances on the mooring like a drunken ballerina. In a good breeze she will sail 60 degrees to either side of the eye of the wind. Hard on the ground tackle, and uncomfortable to boot. Need a riding sail. I know anchoring stern to solves the issue, but not on a mooring ball, and a riding sail is gonna cost me rum bucks even if I have it stitched up at the local canvas shop. Besides, I don't have one today and don't know how well it will really work. Hmmmm...

No chunks of Sunbrella or sail cloth just layin around so what to do. Oh lookee here, a new bath towel... 10 minutes later with small small stuff I have a (to small) riding sail. Works too. Needs to be bigger, but good proof of concept. Reduced the swing from 60 degrees each side down to less than 20. Off to the canvas maker when the rain dies down to stitch up a bigger version
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What a good idea. I keep dragging the shopvac down to the boat when I want to get that last 3/4 inch.
This probably qualifies, get a "bucket boss" shop vac that snaps on a 5 gallon bucket. $20 at HD and you use the bucket for anything you want when not vacuuming.
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