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

I wanted to try out a riding anchor sail. My boat swings like crazy when there's a breeze and I plan to get a mooring this year rather than slip. I found a few websites of people making riding sails out of regular hardware store tarp and then based the dimensions on the Sailrite kit. I'm a fan of trying to do things the unconventional way to see if it works. You learn a lot!

I have to thank Mom for this one though as she actually made it, I just pointed her in the right direction Seams are doubled up with zip zag stitching and reinforced with canvas. Seems solid to me and it cost $8 CDN (which is 5.72 USD, brutal) Just need to add a few carabiners.

We'll see how it works in the spring. I think it will work, it's just how well and how long it'll hold up.
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Cool. Do I see a little negative roach on one side? That should decrease fluttering, I would think.

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Ok, for about $5 bucks, IDK, I had this Reflectix stuff left over from a job...
I made liners last year for the ice box. We use to have a block and a bag of ice last a maximum of two days before this system, had the ice last well into 5 days last year. Also, instead of the block of ice, we freeze gallon jugs of water, when it melts, we have drinking water instead of bilge water.
I cut a piece that goes down each side and does the bottom, punched a hole where the drain hole is at the bottom of the ice box. Made two more panels for front and back. and one more that fits over the top, a little longer than required so that it can be tucked in at the back of the box.
As the food goes away, we push the top piece down so that it is on top of the food.When you open the lid of the ice box, you can reach stuf that's in the back or in the front, but it keeps the cold in..
Nice if you don't have refrigeration.
Easy to clean, easy to store and cheap to make A roll of 24 inch Reflectix at home dump is about $25.
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My latest cheap trick - I found the grating, trimmed it to fit and bound it with $10 worth of brass angle.

The second pic of the duck boards is what it replaced.

Don't know why the first pic got rotated like that.
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Figured the pictures out lots of low buck jobs this winter. Mostly from scraps left over from other projects.
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The second pic of the duck boards is what it replaced.
SJB - Just out of curiosity, why did you replace the original grate? Looks serviceable. Was it uncomfortable on the feet?

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It was solid teak and completely serviceable, just needed a decent job of varnishing.

I just think that proper gratings look infinitely better than duck boards and I had the grating on hand for no cost.
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Ah I recognize a CS vee berth, I am thinking of doing this to my CS33, may bring it a little further back to allow more storage.
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Ah I recognize a CS vee berth, I am thinking of doing this to my CS33, may bring it a little further back to allow more storage.
Nice job.
Thanks, the 36 and the 40 have that cabinet, I think it looks good up there and I tried to balance it out and not encroach too much on the Berth. Right now your feet go up there anyway.
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It was solid teak and completely serviceable, just needed a decent job of varnishing.

I just think that proper gratings look infinitely better than duck boards and I had the grating on hand for no cost.
Apparently I agree with this, my Head had a removable floor made from the same Teak and Holly ply as the floor and it was shot so I did the same thing.
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