What is the issue?Active cockpits rarely afford a secure and solid place to rest drinks such as cans, glasses, cups.
Why address this?A convenient place to rest a drink securely avoids waste, associated spillage clean ups, breakages and just makes life that bit more pleasant.
How to address this?Make a handy drinks holder and mount it to the reverse of the bottom companion way washboard, or a replica of the washboard, as presented in figure 1. When the vessel is underway the washboard can be reversed to provide a convenient drinks rack and turned back to act as a locking washboard.
This approach may not be for everyone as with deep washboards it is difficult to step over. It also means that the washboards may no longer be stowed flat and just adds to the general kilter that fills yachts. For others this may be a very convenient solution.
With thanks to:Michael Harpur, Yacht Obsession.
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