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Old 13-09-2010, 12:31   #31
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i use colorful feed buckets with strength that doesnt fail---until the handle rusts thru...
I got my buckets from a bar/restaurant (french fries, lard, etc).
I liked the 4-Gallon Square Buckets @ 10.02" sq. x 13.17" high" and the3-1/2 Gal. Round Buckets = 11.75" dia. x 11" high", and 5 Ga. Round Buckets = 11.91" dia.( 10.33" dia. at bottom) x 14.50" high.
I replaced the metal handles with poly' flag halyard. Save, and use the plastic handle sleeve, and add a plastic hose for heavier loads (anchor chain).
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Love the idea of the nesting, color assorted, feed buckets. And I like your thinking zeehag in regards to the foot soaks...I have to soak my feet at least twice a month in sea salts...ahhhh...My Mom had a little farm at one point and she used those buckets...I like how they are pliable but super strong...and GordMay brilliant with the handle replacement ideas!

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I too have a bucket fetish

have 3 nesting ones - only the one has a Lanyard on it. recently I modified it with a lead weight under 1 lip. Makes filling so much easier and more efficient I now need...........a smaller bucket The trick with the lanyard is to be a foot or so shorter than your arm span.
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Old 13-09-2010, 16:50   #34
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Feather duster... good for fun in the V berth and getting that nasty (unacceptable) bilge dust.
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Old 13-09-2010, 19:54   #35
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I too have a bucket fetish ... recently I modified it with a lead weight under 1 lip. Makes filling so much easier and more efficient ...
Wheel balancing weight.
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pressure cooker - use to fast cook, canning, or a big chili pot
permanent markers - mark items
latex gloves - keeps you hands clean, useful in medical emergencies
sponges with scrubbies on the back - scrub the grunge with the back, wash with the front
5-gallon buckets - good for carrying parts, taking used oil to recycling, cleaning conch/fish (don't forget the lids)
serrated knives - good for cutting bread and hoses
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Wheel balancing weight.
I hadn't thought of that (I had a roll of lead lying around - over here we still feed it to small children as a Vitamin supplement )

Will try and incorporate that into the mkII version. (mkIII will have all rope handles - and a solid grip - just need to learn some knots ).
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permanent markers - mark items
Ya gotta try paint stick type markers. Industrial strength type "permanent". You can even get them in white, which is surprisingly handy. I use them on things like fenders that may one day try to escape.
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I like to keep a Yo-Yo handy. You never know just when the Yo-Yo need will arise.



I drill out the centers of my Yo-Yo's and replace them when they suffer from UV damage.



At the end of a line, half a drilled out Yo-Yo holds a line in a temporary place at a specific point. This could be to hang a fender, stretch a tarp, or...




.....adjust a topping lift to a couple of pre-set points.
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All brilliant!

Ok, CaptForce, I have a long way to go before I am a full fledged 'Cruiser'...would have never come up with yo-yo idea...serious creativity and adaptibility!
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Bumping up...ignore my emoticon icon of eating popcorn...I had no idea that could insinuate any type of inflammatory communication...just thought it meant I was sitting back and waiting for more replies... ;0)
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Bumping up...ignore my emoticon icon of eating popcorn...I had no idea that could insinuate any type of inflammatory communication...just thought it meant I was sitting back and waiting for more replies... ;0)
Popcorn -can eat it, use for packing material, get the pretty birds to visit the boat, clog up sink for a stopper back-up, flush in head in order to replace the hoses, in the bilge to asborb oil, something easy to keep down when the going gets rough.

Seems popcorn is a valuable thing.
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