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Might as well resurrect this a bit. Maybe get some new posts here.
For my Mac 22. I needed a mast crutch for transport. Didn't want to buy one so I made one. Mostly from scrap materials I had laying about but maybe cost $20, most of the cost was the paint I used.

Got a few more projects on the way, just waiting on other things to line up.
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Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

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1 Is not a project, although it saves money, time, and aggravation.
2 May well be something all of you have already figured out

But I have old rolls of masking tape (the tan, cheap stuff) that especially when my shop is cold, resist dispensing tape cleanly, w/o shredding and making a mess.

A few seconds in the microwave before use allows the tape to release cleanly from the roll.
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Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

So the Admiral wanted a small galley for our <86 C-22, a piece of 5/4x6"x6' Sapele, a scrap sink cutout of Corian about 50 bucks total. (the Whale pump faucet and SS sink put it over the $100 limit, but still quite economical, under $180 overall). Room left of sink for an Iwatani butane burner, or cutting board/food prep area. Tilt out drawer front provides access to plenty stowage space for flatware, dishes, utensils, solo cups, koozies, etc.

Water supply is a 5 gal. Walmart collapsible camping bladder in the v-berth plumbed to the faucet ($10 total).

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the build is here: https://forums.sailboatowners.com/in...-12502.185659/

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So the Admiral wanted a small galley for our <86 C-22, a piece of 5/4x6"x6' Sapele, a scrap sink cutout of Corian about 50 bucks total. (the Whale pump faucet and SS sink put it over the $100 limit, but still quite economical, under $180 overall). Room left of sink for an Iwatani butane burner, or cutting board/food prep area. Tilt out drawer front provides access to plenty stowage space for flatware, dishes, utensils, solo cups, koozies, etc.

Water supply is a 5 gal. Walmart collapsible camping bladder in the v-berth plumbed to the faucet ($10 total).

https://forums.sailboatowners.com/in...79-jpg.137743/

the build is here: https://forums.sailboatowners.com/in...-12502.185659/

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

What a great thread!!
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Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

Corded 12-volt drill

I donít have an inverter on my little boat, so Iím limited to the charge on my cordless drill. Also the drill is usually at home when I want it on the boat.

I have this 20+ year old Ryobi 12-volt cordless drill whose charger finally died. Instead of tossing it in with the electronics recycling, I re-purposed it to be a dedicated boat drill.

I took apart the battery pack, removed the batteries, drilled a hole in the back, and crimped on 16 AWG cigarette lighter adapter and cord.

Viola, now I have a drill just for my boat! And no need to worry about recharging anything. Total cost $10 for the cigarette adapter and cord.




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

Dang that is genius. I want a dedicated boat drill but carrying battery+charger, etc. is a bit much, would love this option.
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Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

thank you!

I need a boat drill for all the obvious reasons, and I have a few old 12v drills that I was going to toss.

Thanks for posting this before I actually tossed them in a dumpster.
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