DIY Contraptions

Posted: 16 June, 2010 by SeaBart in ugly
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Dunno source, via the Interwebs

Dunno source, via the Interwebs

DIY Contraptions

“DIY” (or “Do It Yourself” for those who are not fluent in the English art of abbreviations): it’s a skill you either have or not, there is no in between……I for myself know what I can do but I also know the things I’d better not do so I usually end up paying some-one to do it for me, resulting in a better end-product (and a empty wallet). Some of the owners of the vessels pictured below should have employed others to do the job instead which possibly would have resulted in a less ugly floating contraption.

Starting with this yacht of some sorts……..

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Looks reasonable, no?? Wait till you see the stern:

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Yup: a project that shouldn’t have started in the first place.

This one I would call the hoarder, or a shoestring sail-around the world cruise.

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Talking about boating-on-a-shoestring :

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Recycling, always a hot topic, here quite sophistically executed with some old lifeboats.

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And now for a real DIY-masterwork :

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And the Pièce de résistance of this post :

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Yup, I was baffled AND flabbergasted as well when this picture appeared on my screen.

And to show you that there are some DIY-contraptions out there that are admirable & pretty to the eye, the Floating guitar.

Dunno source, via the Interwebs

Dunno source, via the Interwebs

This is an exact replica of Australian singer Josh Pike’s favorite guitar. He had it built for his music video “Make You Happy”. Josh was never very popular on an international level, but now that he has a guitar boat, he’s definitely going places. Unfortunately for him that has more to do with his Floating Guitar than with his music because I, for one, have never heard a single song from him.

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