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Old 11-11-2011, 15:15   #1
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I noted in one posting that a wine cask bladder is very useful as an airbag in storage areas to prevent items crashing around, size adjustable by how much air you blow in. I like that!
We use them blown up with a piece of string or fishing line attached and a rock tied as an anchor to mark tricky sandbars/channels/escape routes etc. We go at low tide in our dinghy and set a number up as leads in so when the tide rises we simply follow the marks.
At night the silver coating reflects beautifully, when we leave we pick them up with our boathook to be re-used another day.......
Works for us.
Another use is to fill with water and freeze down, they serve two purposes this way A nice freezer brick for your esky and one that you can drink on a hot day.
Its far better for your freezer to have space filled with these than be empty...
Any other ideas? Frank&Viv..
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Re: Uses for Wine Cask Bladders

I would put wine in them if I liked wine, but I favor beer. I like the channel marker idea, would they work as fenders?
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Re: Uses for Wine Cask Bladders

LMAO Yer wine is good in them but like Rum it always goes!!!!

As fenders the seams aren't really great so they tend to burst however they not bad as a beach pillow under a She-oak tree after you've consumed the contents...

Another use is as temporary bouyancy bags in dinghy compartments.

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Re: Uses for Wine Cask Bladders

i cut them into strips to use as a skirt on homemade fishing lures.
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