First Weekend Out and a couple small projects.

Published On June 5, 2014 | By Mark Baese | Boat Projects

It finally arrived: a night out on the boat.

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We just took the boat out a couple kilometres from the marina for a night out on the water.

Nothing too exciting happened – just a lot of relaxing.

I’ve been enjoying my new stereo setup. However, one speaker was rattling. I was pretty sure the speaker was blown:

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As you can see from this position, the speaker is under the stereo cabinet and points down.

Even though I assumed it was blown, being old and all – I thought maybe there might be some crap on top of it. Lots can move around on a boat – and these speakers have been here for at least 5 years, and likely much longer.

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How about that.

Removed that crap, and no more rattle. Perfect.

One other nagging issue before we took off for the night was our dock box. When we started renting our slip 4 years ago, we inherited a dock box – that was locked.

We never really had a need for it, so we weren’t overly anxious to get inside. I had asked the marina a couple times to cut it off as I didn’t want to spend the money on a one-time-use lock cutter. However, since the stereo project required new tools, I had a handy new Dremel that happened to come with a blade that cuts through steel. It was time to see what was inside our treasure box.

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Safety shield in place… you know… for safety.

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Wow. It took 10 to 15 seconds to cut through. I was pretty amazed at how quick the Dremel worked. I expected more of a challenge.

What about the loot? Not too much going on:

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Nothing that would even be worthy of taking to a shop to get appraised. This isn’t storage wars…

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Did score some bungees and crank tie down straps. Not really useful on a boat – but could be put to work at home.

I wish I had more locks to cut. It was surprisingly fun. All in all – A great weekend on the water!

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