Saturday, August 27, 2016

Something from Nothing - The Big Bobber

One thing we try to do at the cabin is use and reuse items to their fullest potential. Here's a recent example of making something from nothing. On a recent boat trip, our good friend John found an old black rubber float washed up on the beach. Upon inspection, the crustacean and algae encrusted discard was still watertight and able to float. John brought it home to us and Wayne transformed it into what we call "The Big Bobber."

A little elbow grease and paint, and now it looks like a huge red and white fishing bobber. We've given it a place of importance at the end of our entrance boom. Now passing boaters can see our breakwater logs (for safety reasons) and we can easily find our front "gate."

Do you reuse or repurpose old items? I invite you to share some of your stories. -- Margy

8 comments:

  1. Hah! You are amazing for great 3 R ideas! I would so love to visit! Such a beautiful spot!

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    1. We love BC, it has so many different weather moods. - Margy

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  2. Love the big bobber - safety and fun too. You should rig it with a rope underwater somehow so you could make it "bob" when you have company and they might think you've caught a whale. I love to reuse things or use for different purposes. One fun thing I do is use vintage banana split dishes for corn on the cob. Perfect size and they get used a lot more, as we don't often have banana splits.

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    1. You make a good practical joker. Corn is good, but I love banana splits. - Margy

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  3. Excellent idea. Got the ol brain aworkin'. LOL
    MB

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    1. John has come up with three of these for us. We also put solar lights at the edge of our booms to warn boats at night and to help find our way home if needed. - Margy

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  4. Great reuse of something not normally reusable.

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    1. Seems like a lot of floats get away and wind up washed on shore. John is the ultimate beachcomber. - Margy

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