Bucket Rim Weight – Clip On
Category: Boats, sailboat, dock
Problem: When I have thrown a bucket into the water to grab some water to pull up to wash a boat, sometimes it takes several tries before the bucket lands so that it actually scoops up some water.
Action: On my first attempt I used a piece of steel, but that quickly rusted. I then found a piece of aluminum casting that was off an old ladder and clipped it with a binder clip onto the edge of my bucket, so that now when I throw the bucket down, that edge sinks and the bucket quickly fills with water.
Result: It works great!
Additional Thoughts: Buckets with a weighted rim on one side have been in use for many years. However, one has to purchase a specific bucket as opposed to having a weight that could be attached to either a solid bucket or a collapsible fabric bucket when that particular capability is required. Of course, how the weight was attached, whether with a clamp or a binder clip-like device or something that is screwed on is a matter of preference, however all of it should be made from stainless steel or brass, which adds weight.
When idea was conceived: 8/22/2011
How much time it took to develop: 1 hour
How much money it took to develop: None
Current status: Available for use.
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