Storing the Mainsail with a string and a shackle
Offers a simple cheap alternative to the lazy jack system of mainsail storage.
Making CD storage more efficient
If you are not convinced of the MP3 format and believe in listening to the original CDs you may find they consume a large amount of storage space. Worse, shelved CD cases are prime candidates to cause an irritating rhythmic slapping noise when they fall together in a vessel that is in motion.
Safely stowing stem glasses at sea
Yachts are inhospitable environments for glasses. This is especially the case for delicate stem glasses used for wine. As a consequence yachts tend to use heavy tumbler glasses or go for plastic alternatives.
Drying oil skins and clothes
Sailing is very far removed from the images of bikini clad ladies on sun drenched decks that the media presented us with. Cold wet clothes and oilskins are more the active boater’s fare and the need to dry them. However wet lockers are primarily designed to trap the run off from wet oil skins and little else.
Segmenting storage to prevent small items from getting lost in large lockers
Small items tend to get lost in large lockers and are typically inconvenient to find.
If cruising outside home waters where multiples charts will be required you will find they are difficult to store as they ideally need to be stored in a large flat dry area. This creates a dilemma on vessels that have made no provisions for charts.
Stowing small object that are continually used
Finding small objects that you continually use in boxed storage can be tiresome.
Augmenting cabin storage for small to medium frequently used objects
Finding storage for small to medium objects is a challenge. They typically get lost or buried in the larger main lockers which can be tiresome.
Stowing and drying boots
Most boats have a wet locker but few have any provisions for storing and drying sailing boots.
Enhancing locker storage.
Most yachts have large open locker spaces, where individual items sit on the bottom of the locker. Once this floor space is used the rest of the locker goes entirely unused. This is a waste of one of the most constrained resources within a vessel - space.
Enhancing storage in deep drawers
Deep drawers are typically ineffective. If they are filled, smaller items tend to get lost in the bottom and it is at best, a digging exercise to find anything. Consequently they are rarely filled and do not offer efficient storage utilisation.
Storing warps with order and ease!
Throwing mooring warps into the locker can be easy storage but tangled recovery. Using hooks means catching everything in sight. The option described here makes storage and recovery easy.