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Fortunately, I could reach my wine in the cabin through a little 4"x6" sliding hatch.
All fun & games till someone has to pee. Guess I've finally gotten old, peeing is the first thing that comes to mind when imagining being stuck with a bottle of vino.

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Reminds me of that TV commercial where these guys are 50 and over and are smiling drinking water on there bikes, because they took a pill.....

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I tie mine open to keep my wife from locking me in. She let me get the boat so I'd be gone most of the time anyway. But I agree that most confined spaces on a boat require a "double-jointed monkey with a dislocated shoulder".

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All fun & games till someone has to pee. Guess I've finally gotten old, peeing is the first thing that comes to mind when imagining being stuck with a bottle of vino.
Actually, that's part 2. The layout of my cabin is such that the sliding hatch I could reach through is really to access the trash can in the prison I had locked myself in. On the cabin side is a small counter and my top loading cooler. I had, prior to imprisoning myself, emptied the contents of the cooler onto the small counter so the cooler could dry out and be cleaned. As such, I could also reach a water bottle, which I emptied of its original contents into the cooler. I then refilled the bottle with my own contents. There's a surprising amount of room in the bowels of a Cal 27.
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thats a bit more detail than any of us needed to know...

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Great story that I can relate to. When my boat was new I had a rattle in the lazerette that was driving me nuts when under engine power. Finally one day I decided to empty out the lazerette, crawl inside with a flashlight, and find out what I needed to do to stop the rattle.I had been closing the lazerette for weeks and the damn hasp never hooked on its own. Until I closed the lid and the first thing I heard was the hasp clicking into place,

So, it is April in norhtern Michigan, about 45 degrees. My 200 lb body is laying in the lazerette (new boat, fresh glass smell), and my cell is down in the cabin. Absolutely no way out or a way to get to a beer. The only people on the dock had gone for a few hours. I new that my wife would not miss me for at least 8 hours. So...about every 5 minutes I would pound on the lazerette top and yell "Help". This lasted about and hour and a half. Finally a sailor working on a schooner about 100 yds away came looking for the calls for help. He was on the end of a gas dock and had to walk about 1/4 mile around to where he thought the noise was coming from. Finally I hear someone saying " I can hear you but have no idea where you are". I then guided him to the boat and he got me out. His first question of course was what in hell I was doing in there. My boat was on a dock with a office building just in front of it. Lots of people out on patios trying to figure out where the noise is coming from.

The first thing I did after thanking the sailor from the bottom of my heart was to tell my wife and friends what happened. Can you imagine how big the story could have gotten if i didn't?

Oh, in those 5 minute intervals I did figure out what caused the rattle and how to fix it. Something good out of a very embarrassing moment.
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So, what was causing the rattle???

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I checked my deck lockers after reading this thread and was pleasantly surprised to see that the stock Jeanneau locking mechanism can be operated and opened by hand from the inside. Some engineer was thinking when he or she designed it!


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The rattle was just glass to glass vibration. I pretty much knew that going in, but needed to know spacing to put in some pads to stop it. Had my tape measure in the pocket that normally my cell phone would have been in.
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