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  1. #1
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    Default I got a few projects done this weekend...

    We took the boat out for the first time on Thursday and Friday after its winter hibernation. It was absolutely filthy, and I've got a small backlog of projects that I wanted to get done, so since the boat is now sitting in my driveway I figured I might as well take advantage of the beautiful weather knock some things off the list.

    First up; I installed stainless thru-hull fittings for the bilge, and ballast vent and drain;
    Before:


    These are the fittings I used:


    After:


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    Next up I decided to spend a few hours on my back and get the bottom cleaned up;


    For the last 2 years I've just tucked the iPod on top of the battery tiedown. This becomes a PITA if I decide to use my iPhone, because then I just have the wire laying about. At one point I lost the cooler drain-plug, so I picked a few extras up at Lowes, and one of those ended up working perfectly for this project. Basically I just poped a 1-1/2" hole through the glovebox with a forester bit, and then drilled a 1/8" hole in the center of the plug, and used a hand saw to cut slot for the iPod cord to run through. Tada!


    And a quick snap of the whole 'rig' haha:
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    Looks good. Now take a Magic Eraser and clean the black spots out of the glove box.
    My Mom said I'm not allowed to get wet!
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    That's actually just gunk from the rubber that I hadn't wiped up yet. I want to get some gator grip or Seadek or something to line the base.

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    That's a great idea. My wife lines our kitchen cabinets with this rubbery liner stuff that comes in sheets (rolls actually). I should put some of that in the bottom of the glove box. I can't stand the keys and stuff rattling.
    My Mom said I'm not allowed to get wet!
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    Good job on the thru hulls. I used a piece of left over gator grip in my glove box, works and looks great.
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    nice job. wish the weather here would break enough to work on a boat
    '06 Supra Launch 20SSV-gone but never forgotten

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    Nice job Ian!

    Kame i used similar but it is for lining cabinets or toolboxes. It's that non-slip rubbery stuff that looks like waffles Works well 'cause i can also remove it to clean then put it back.
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    The stuff she uses to line the drawers and cabinet shelves is a tan color that would match pretty well. The gator grip I have left over is from the old boat so it's grey and white. The tan stuff is thinner too and that box isn't very deep.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kaneboats View Post
    The tan stuff is thinner too and that box isn't very deep.
    Exactly! I have some Seadek left over from the non-slip pads i made but i didn't want it in the glovebox either.
    2007 Mobius LSV

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