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Re: Your best mod for the least money

Posted: Fri Jun 28, 2024 3:18 am
by dlandersson
:D :D :D
pitchpolehobie wrote: ā†‘Thu Jun 27, 2024 4:04 pm Breaking up with an Ex so I could sail more
Cost 0$
Value priceless

:macx: :D

Re: Your best mod for the least money

Posted: Fri Jun 28, 2024 5:49 am
by Russ
The cheapest mod was done by my dealer, BWY. They cut the dinette table in half and put a piano hinge on it so it folds in half.

Re: Your best mod for the least money

Posted: Sat Jun 29, 2024 7:51 pm
by LordElsinore
I love having plenty of these velcro straps around. I picked them up at Walmart near the outdoor extension cords I think. I use them to bundle lines to the rails, secure the bimini when its folded up.... They are great

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Re: Your best mod for the least money

Posted: Sat Jun 29, 2024 8:35 pm
by LordElsinore
This rotating phone holder made to clamp onto boat rails has been a nice addition. Simple, holds the phone tightly, and allows it to rotate vertically or horizontally.

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https://amzn.to/3W20NUu

I guess it's intended to be used for tablets, but it works great for my phone

Re: Your best mod for the least money

Posted: Sun Jun 30, 2024 9:24 am
by LordElsinore
OK one more. A couple of years ago when I got a new jib sail, I got a new jib 'sock' as well. The old cover for the old jib sat unused for a while until I realized I could turn it into a protective sun/towing cover for the bimini when the bimini is folded down:

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Works pretty well. I had to cut it, obviously, since it was much longer, and I usually cinch the ends with velcro strap on each side. It doesn't have holes for the legs, so the legs have to be folded in when it's in use. But pretty good use for something older that would have otherwise been thrown away.

Re: Your best mod for the least money

Posted: Sun Jun 30, 2024 11:38 am
by NiceAft
Iā€™m being more and more impressed.

Re: Your best mod for the least money

Posted: Sun Jun 30, 2024 11:43 am
by Russ
LordElsinore wrote: ā†‘Sun Jun 30, 2024 9:24 am OK one more. A couple of years ago when I got a new jib sail, I got a new jib 'sock' as well. The old cover for the old jib sat unused for a while until I realized I could turn it into a protective sun/towing cover for the bimini when the bimini is folded down:

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Works pretty well. I had to cut it, obviously, since it was much longer, and I usually cinch the ends with velcro strap on each side. It doesn't have holes for the legs, so the legs have to be folded in when it's in use. But pretty good use for something older that would have otherwise been thrown away.
I love this idea.

I have a jib sock from the old jib before I had it altered with the sun protection built in. I probably still have the sock someplace.
Wish I saw this idea before I spent the money on the bimini cover. Oh well, gotta support our folks at BWY.

Re: Your best mod for the least money

Posted: Sun Jun 30, 2024 4:32 pm
by Starscream
This string of USB-powered waterproof lights hung with clothes-pegs around the cockpit give a fantastic ambiance, low power draw, and are great for playing late-night card games. They really make the cockpit into another "room" to enjoy at night.

https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B07SW6 ... UTF8&psc=1

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There's nothing like a night in a marina around the 50 + footers to make one feel poor while still owning a boat :D
Here, we're in downtown Montreal, set up to travel under bridges marked 8' clear (we're above 8' by 2 or 3 inches but there's a factor of safety)

Re: Your best mod for the least money

Posted: Sun Jun 30, 2024 5:28 pm
by LordElsinore
Nice enclosure. Love the lights!

Re: Your best mod for the least money

Posted: Sun Jun 30, 2024 5:58 pm
by Russ
I didn't know they made USB powered lights. Ver cool. Now I have to find a use for them.

Re: Your best mod for the least money

Posted: Wed Jul 03, 2024 8:46 am
by rsvpasap
Shoe shelf attached to the bottom of the dinette table.

Cost: scrap wood and some screws.


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Also using a grill mount to support the shelf for the microwave, about $35. I was inspired to do this by a post from a few years ago from Highlander.

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I'm not able to find a link to his original post, but here's a photo of the photo he posted.


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