What is the issue?Active cockpits rarely afford a secure and solid place to rest drinks and snacks.
Why address this?A convenient place to rest drinks securely avoids waste, associated spillage clean ups, breakages and just makes life that bit more pleasant.
How to address this?Build a snack table and mount a pair of holding brackets in a convenient area of the cockpit as presented in figure 1.
For further versatility measure the width of the backboard so that it matches the bottom washboard. By doing this a second mount point for the tray is available at the bottom of the companionway.
This approach may not be for everyone as it adds to the general clutter aboard in a confined environment but for others it may be convenient solution.
With thanks to:Michael Harpur, Yacht Obsession.
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