Over Hill Sailing Club
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Adirondacks NY
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Cockpit Organizer Bag?
After dumping everything out of the bottomless pit of a deck bag in a fit of pissedness at not being able to find something, I have vowed to come up with a design for or buy some sort of cockpit storage "bag" that will hold everything needed on deck for a long stint at the wheel. Some things it must contain: water bottles, sandwiches, binocs, charts and guidebooks, h/h VHF, tether, sail ties, winch handles, rain gear, windbreaker, sun lotion, sunglasses, reading glasses, Leatherman type multi-tool, cap key, small camera, and handheld horn, flashlight(s), and probably other things I didn't think of offhand.
Attributes: 1. Non-collapsible. Everything must be easily available without digging. 2. Must be secured to bulkhead so it can't slide around. 3. Must be packable below and then moved up just before departure with everything needed.
I've seen what's out there commercially but none of them are big enough to fit a lot of stuff so you can lay your hand on what you need immediately. I would say the minimum size would be able to accommodate a large book like an Explorer chartbook and a couple of cruising guides, etc.
What do you use? Has anyone seen something that works?
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