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Bayliner 305/3055: Empty Can Chute 26 May 2007 16:36 #1

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Like most of us, after a weekend away, I find it a challenge to find a place to store all the empty beer and pop cans. Here is my solution. I'm pretty sure this makes me a "genius", because it is so simple yet so effective.

The cockpit of the 305 has 3 cup holders beside the sink. Who needs THREE cup holders??

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I took the rearmost cup holder out, and hacksawed the bottom off of it. The sawed-off piece, when dropped back into the top, becomes the cap. The little drainage tit becomes the handle to remove it.

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To the open end of the cup holder, I attached a 5 foot length of flexible corrugated aluminum ducting. 3" ducting fits perfectly, and I used 3M 5200 as the adhesive.

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Bayliner 305/3055: Empty Can Chute 26 May 2007 16:39 #2

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Continued....

After putting the assembly back into the hole, I now have the completed project! I attach a drawstring style Glad garbage bag to the other end (beside my port engine), and I'm ready for the weekend!

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At the end of the weekend, before starting up, I take the bag off the duct, tie it up and stow it out of the way. Like I said...genius ;)

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Bayliner 305/3055: Empty Can Chute 26 May 2007 17:34 #3

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wow ....
never though of that...
but then again ..
mines a 2850 and i just bought it a couple of weeks ago ..
not even in the water yet :)

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Bayliner 305/3055: Empty Can Chute 26 May 2007 21:04 #4

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Thanks Adrian. Hijacking my own thread now...I see you have an Audi logo in your avatar. I'm an Audi driver too, a 2004 A4 Cabrio.

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Bayliner 305/3055: Empty Can Chute 06 Jun 2007 22:06 #5

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Great idea! So when you installing the Dumb Waiter!
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Bayliner 305/3055: Empty Can Chute 07 Jun 2007 05:09 #6

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US Marine should make note of your idea. I'd love to have some version of this for garbage. You're brilliant!

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Bayliner 305/3055: Empty Can Chute 10 Jun 2007 18:49 #7

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That's a fantastic idea !!!! That's very cool, great thinking! :D

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Bayliner 305/3055: Empty Can Chute 11 Jun 2007 18:39 #8

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That is without a doubt the coolest thing I've ever seen. Now if you could only figure out a way to make another one pop out a new cold one like a Pez dispenser, you would make ga-gillions!

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Bayliner 305/3055: Empty Can Chute 11 Jun 2007 19:19 #9

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While this is wicked cool, and ingenious, I am left wondering: Strat, did you really run out of things to do that left you with this kind time on your hands? I mean this made it to the top of your list?! Of THAT I am truly envious!

Hey, if I send you my cup holder.. Oh never mind..

M

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Bayliner 305/3055: Empty Can Chute 11 Jun 2007 19:39 #10

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and what if one gets hung up??....then the other question is....do you have to lift the engine hatch up to get the can bag out??......sounds like a pain to me!!...maybe I'm missing something here....where is the catch can??AHHH...never mind (as the light goes on over my head)....it's in the aft sink area!!...ok...now I got it....mine doesn't have that many cup holders at the sink area!...

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Bayliner 305/3055: Empty Can Chute 11 Jun 2007 19:50 #11

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Steve, I've used this thing for 2 seasons now...cans never get hung up.

The garbage bag is in the engine room, just outboard of the port engine. At the end of the weekend, I need to go down there anyway to check belts and fluids, I just unhook the bag and bring it up with me. On the walk to the car, it goes into the recycling bin on the dock.

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Bayliner 305/3055: Empty Can Chute 05 Sep 2007 13:48 #12

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One of the sailboats I used to race on had a similar set up. Called it the Can-O-Matic. They used a swing cover on a verticle wall in the cockpit and the tube went to a 30gal trash can. Best way to keep the 'beverage' cans out of the way while trying to race the boat.

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Bayliner 305/3055: Empty Can Chute 06 Oct 2007 16:18 #13

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Mike, while you are a genius, I think you stole this idea from a construction debris shoot for a five story building renovation. :hammer

It is a great idea.
Where will the compactor go? :kidding

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