Saturday, April 18, 2009

Saving Money

I might as well be Scottish...I LOVE to save money. So...when I discovered the price of a man-over-board pole, I decided to build it myself. Thankfully, I enlisted the help of Amy and Strahan over the Easter weekend. We spend an afternoon cutting, filing, sanding, weighting, testing, refining, and finally celebrating!! No major injuries occurred, so we considered this project a success. And...only 6 trips to the hardware store!

The idea is that you throw this pole off the boat, when someone is discovered to have gone overboard. It has a weight at one end, a float near the middle, and (will have) a flag at the top to help you re-locate the person. Safety first...