Projects Below are links to all projects organized by category. Boom Control Mainsail Draft with a Boom DownhaulControl Your Mainsail Shape Better With a Boom VangFlatten Your Mainsail Foot With an OuthaulLazy Jacks for the Trailer SailorLet Your Boom Off Its Leash With a Topping LiftMake This Boom Tent: the Poor Man’s Bimini Cabin A Quick and Easy Sliding Hatch FixAbove Galley Storage and a Tamer StoveBrighten up Your Cabin with LED Strip LightingConvert Your Lights to LED Bulbs for More Light with Less PowerCrib Board Storage SolutionsErgonomic Hatch Dog KnobsFix That Screeching Main Hatch!Fix Those Leaky Windows!How to Restore a Kenyon Alcohol StoveHow to Sew Cabin Cushion CoversInstall a Marine Music SystemKeep Often Used Items Handy with Snap-on Gear BagsMake a Door for More Storage Under the GalleyMake a Door to Storage Space Under the V BerthMake this Easy and Elegant Wine Glass RackMake This Fold-Up Paper Towel HolderMake Your Galley Easier to SlideProduct Review: Smart Solutions Add-A-Drawer KitRefinish Your Interior Teak to Better Than NewRestore Your Exterior Teak to Better Than NewSalon Table Upgrades from Simple to SpectacularSew Your Own Cabin Curtains and SaveTurn Carpet Remnants into Custom Floor MatsUpgrade Your Galley With An Electric Water Pump Cockpit/Stern $tingy Sailor Gudgeon Spacer Kit$tingy Sailor Lazarette EZ-Lift KitAdd a Solar-Powered Flood Light in Your CockpitAdd More Cockpit Seating With DIY Stern Perch SeatsDIY Rail Mounts for Your Portable BBQ GrillHow to Add Coachwhipping to Your Tiller HandleHow to Install a Tiller LockHow To Repair a RudderHow to Replace Worn Tiller BushingsLift Your Lazarette Lids With Gas SpringsMake These DIY Cockpit Scupper GratesMake This Boom Tent: the Poor Man’s BiminiMake This Companionway Hatch Cover In Under a DayMake this Simple Winch Handle HolderMake This Simple, Low-Cost Tiller LockMake Your Own Lifeline CushionsSew Your Own Winch Covers From ScrapsTurn a Locker Lid into a Cockpit TableUpgrade to a Bimini Top on a Budget Hull Clean That Filthy Bilge!How to Paint Cove and Boot Stripes Like a ProHow to Rebuild a Rotten Battery TrayHow to Reproduce Classic Brand EmblemsStorm Damage to Summer Dance RepairedSummer Dance Badly Damaged in Freak StormWhat to Expect From a Professional Bottom Paint Job Keel Five Swing Keel Maintenance Blunders and How to Prevent ThemRefinish Your Swing Keel for Best Performance – Part 1: RemovingRefinish Your Swing Keel for Best Performance – Part 2: CleaningRefinish Your Swing Keel for Best Performance – Part 3: FairingRefinish Your Swing Keel for Best Performance – Part 4: Sealing and PaintingRefinish Your Swing Keel for Best Performance – Part 5: InstallingThe Error in a Popular DIY DVD that Will Slow Down your C-22Why a Stuck Swing Keel Pivot Pin is a Good ThingWhy Your Swing Keel Lock Bolt Won’t Save You in a Knockdown Mast Build Your Own Mast GatesHow to Add an Anchor Light For LessHow to Step a Mast Single-Handed With or Without Using the Boom as a Gin PoleInstall Oversize Masthead Sheaves for More Halyard ChoicesProduct Review: MastGates Sail Track Gates Outboard Motor 15 Outboard Motor Maintenance Blind Spots You Can’t Afford to MissHow to Make an Air Compressor-Powered Oil ExtractorHow to Rebuild an Outboard Motor Water PumpHow to Refinish Your Aluminum PropellerHow to Secure Your Outboard Motor for Safe TraileringTurn Scrap Lumber into an Outboard Motor StandUpgrade to a Gas Spring-Operated Outboard Motor MountUpgrade Your Outboard Motor to Charge Your Battery Plumbing How to Add a Galley Water Tank DrainHow to Replace Old Drain TubingMove Your Galley Drain Valve for Better Gray Water ControlRepair and Restore Your Galley Water PumpThe Complete Beginner’s Guide to Ball Valve MaintenanceUpgrade Your Galley With An Electric Water Pump Rigging Choose Your Running Rigging Colors LogicallyControl Your Mainsail Shape Better With a Boom VangDIY Soft Shackles for Quick and Easy Headsail ChangesDo-It-Yourself Small Sailboat RiggingHandy and Cheap Line HangersHeadsail Furlers For the Trailer SailorHow To Measure Standing Rigging TensionHow to Raise Your Foresail with a PendantHow to Reinforce Your Stem FittingHow to Replace Your Standing Rigging for LessHow to Rig a Cruising Spinnaker in 4 Stingy StagesHow to Rig a Self-Tacking Jib for Free!Install a Double Duty Headsail DownhaulLead All Lines to the Cockpit for Safer SailingProduct Review: Barton Marine WinchersPut That Lazy Sheet to Work and Point HigherQuick and Simple DIY Turnbuckle BootsQuit Spending Setup Time on TurnbucklesSingle Line Jiffy Reefing Made EasyThe Complete Beginner’s Guide to Winch MaintenanceTurn Those Chain Plate Bolts!Two Ways to Rebuild Your Main Sheet Traveler CarUpgrade Your Main Sheet to Double EndsUpgrade Your Rig With a DIY Adjustable Backstay Sails How to Add a Draft Stripe to a SailHow to Add Numbers to a SailHow to Clean Sails at HomeHow to Flatten the Luff of that Baggy Old SailHow to Make a Mainsail CoverHow to Reproduce a Class Insignia on a SailHow to Rig a Cruising Spinnaker in 4 Stingy StagesImprove Sail Shape and Performance with a Leech LineLessons on Spinnaker RepairNo Furler? Make a Foredeck Sail BagProduct Review: Rolly Tasker SailsThe 6 Worst Things You Can Do To Your SailsUse Your Boat Hook to Sail Faster Downwind Tips $tingy’s 12-Point Winterization Checklist10 Tips on How to Make Time to Work on Your SailboatA Hotknife for the Rest of UsBeware of Galvanic Corrosion!DIY Drill Guide for Accurate HolesDIY Non-Skid Paint for Safer FootingGPS Tips & Tricks for SailorsHow to Accurately Locate Hardware on Cylindrical SurfacesHow To Bed Hardware With Butyl TapeHow To Cross-Sheet For Better Single-HandingHow to Fly a Flag Above a MastheadHow to Restore Rusted PartsHow to Step a Mast Single-Handed With or Without Using the Boom as a Gin PoleInstall Midship Cleats and Dock Like a ProMake Simple Jigs for Varnishing PartsMake This Boom Tent: the Poor Man’s BiminiPut That Lazy Sheet to Work and Point HigherRemove and Prevent Mildew for PenniesSix DIY Skills Every Skipper Should KnowSo You Just Bought Your First Sailboat—Where Do You Begin?Stingy’s Used Sailboat Buying GuideThe 6 Best Sources for Sailboat Parts and SuppliesTips To Get Organized Below DeckTour the $tingy Sailor WorkshopUse Your Boat Hook to Sail Faster Downwind Trailer DIY Custom Trailer Tongue ExtensionDo it Yourself Trailer Surge BrakesHow to Replace Trailer Bunk BoardsSometimes It’s Better to Replace Your Trailer Than Repair ItSpeed Up Trailer Hookups with a Backup CameraTrailer Undercarriage Repair Made Easy Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading...
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Hey! Glad I found your page – I’m about to do my crib boards and like your results!
Good luck on ’em, Mike! If I can answer any questions for ya, don’t hesitate to ask.
Love your Projects, bought all the components to do the Bimini, all went well until I started to assemble. the pieced would not fit together then the rivets broke when I tried to remove them. Then when I got back to my shop to try again the tubing tore rather than the two pieces seperating. I am hopeful they will replace the defective parts so I can install and sail in some shade. I will keep you posted on the outcome. I do have a good tip. I am probably going to replace all the rivets with telescoping bolts.
Can 3M 5200 be used at below waterline on a Boston Whaler Harpoon to seal damage to fiberglass hull; size of a tennis ball in surface area.
It might work as an emergency fix but I’d recommend repairing the fiberglass as a permanent solution.
I took your advice on the fiberglass repair to hull of Boston Whaler Harpoon 5.2. Came out nice.
On another issue, do you have any info on best way to replace the gaskets on SS elvestrom bailers on same boat?
Glad to hear it worked out for you. Check out the service kits available from Rig-Rite: https://rigrite.com/Hardware/Bailers/Elvstrom_Bailers.php