SailNet Community - Reply to Topic
Thread: Anti-dish breakers? Reply to Thread
Send Trackbacks to (Separate multiple URLs with spaces) :
Post Icons
You may choose an icon for your message from the following list:

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

  Additional Options
Miscellaneous Options

Click here to view the posting rules you are bound to when clicking the
'Submit Reply' button below

  Topic Review (Newest First)
03-24-2010 04:51 PM
zboss You can use these. We don't have a boat yet but we use this in our house and they work very well.

Cookware Protectors: Cookware : The Pampered Chef, Ltd.
03-24-2010 03:13 PM
Originally Posted by SanDiegoChip View Post
We just bought a bunch of dishes for our boat.
We got the Corning where. So it is not supposed to break but you know we can and I will so I would like to help prevent that. Our galley cupboards do not have any separate places for dishes, bowels etc.
How is a good way to store them so when healing, or in seas whatever they do not bang around?
In some boats I see the separators, like the one I drew in the pic.
Any place I can buy these, I have not found them. I could make them I suppose, any drawings?
Any ideas?

Just cut up squares of non-skid (like you use under a rug) and place between the plates. That works well.

Corelle is ok. I still have some. But it is slicker than crap and boats rock and heel. We still have a few pieces left that have not broken! But we have kids!!! You guys without kids and on multihulls do not live in the real world (snicker!!!). HEHE!

I have actually become a fan of the marine plates and bowls as a liveaboard. You will never eat on them heeled over at 45 degrees, but you will find that your table is "slick", your cabinets can be slick, and the cockpit table (where we eat a lot) is slick. THere are of course work arounds, like the non-skid I mentioned, but maybe you and your wife can splurge on some of the other stuff for Christmas? BTW, I also got the "marine" cups... but they suck (to me). Feels like drinking coffe out of a plastic mug! I don't care if they are slick or not, I refuse to drink coffee out of a plastic mug!!!


PS One negative of the marine plates is that over time they seem to lose their ability to work in the microwave (the plates get hot and not the food). At least ours have. Corelle is nice for that. We also keep paper plates for warming stuff up.... but that was not the original questions I guess.
03-24-2010 02:20 PM
sailingdog Who needs non-skid plates??? That's only a problem if you heel... Oh, yeah, those pesky leadmines do...
03-24-2010 01:29 PM
Originally Posted by T37Chef View Post

This is the same one we have on PorFin, and it's mounted on the bulkhead above the sink.

We've got non-skid shelf liner on the bottom, which adds a little protection and works well. We've got four 9" Corelle dinner plates, and four smaller salad plates in there with room for two thin HDPE cutting matss. We stuff a sponge between the cutting mats and the cross bar when we're underway, which keeps it from thumping fore and aft.

If you want to make them non-skid, run a bead of silicone caulk around the bottom of the plate, then set the plate (bottom side down) on a piece of wax paper. Let it dry, and voila you've got a non-skid plate.
03-24-2010 10:49 AM
sailingdog The thin foam that some electronics are wrapped in is a good separator layer for dishes. Doesn't rot, doesn't absorb moisture and doesn't feed cockroaches.
03-24-2010 08:27 AM
Yofy It's all going to depend on what your galley storage space allows. I like flat storage for plates best. Then you can stack one plate on top of another (you can put a thin pice of bubble wrap in between for shock absorbers if you need) and you can front the space/locker/box with a covering piece of wood shaped just like in your drawing. You can make another space like that for your bowls. The "U" type opening on the cover will allow you to remove a plate or bowl. Problem is we've never lived on a boat with enough galley space to provide that luxury.

When we bought Yofy she had a rack simular to what T37Chef posted. Its a nice rack, but it stuck way out into our galley and wouldn't hold our bowls. Manny converted a locker by creating a hinged door that flips down to access the plates and bowls. The bowls lie flat, but the plates stand on their edges. The way we have so far found to do this is by using a portion of a plate rack that we cut off of a dish drainer. Its definetly NOT ideal and we are still brainstorming for a better solution. I curse every time I have to access the plates from that locker.

We have ceramic plates and don't regret them one bit. But I would never use cardboard as anti shock absorber material. Cardboard is serious bait for cockroaches!!

03-23-2010 10:17 AM
sailingdog PDP—

You should learn to count better... at least two answer the question... mine at #11 and post #5
Originally Posted by poopdeckpappy View Post

12 post
11 do's and don't's
1 answer to the question
03-23-2010 07:02 AM
hellosailor You can easily make up separators by drilling holes in two boards (one to go above the dishes, the other below them) and putting thin wood or plastic dowel rods in between the holes. Very little labor and voila, a custom dish rack where they can only rattle a litttle bit between the dowels, with no stacking.

"While it's true, that pyroceram is durable and micro-wavable when this stuff does break it shatters, almost explodes into a million pieces of very sharp chards." I'll vouch for that. If you drop Corelle (the US trademark for that stuff) exactly the wrong way you'll swear a bomb went off. Although Corning used to replace the piece if you sent it back to them. Or sent most of it back to them.

Personally I think serrated knives are best for hacking through things, I've never met a serrated knife that worked on anything I'd want to eat, any better than a straight knife with a well-kept edge on it. Never met a serrated knife that could part a line any better either. Great for sawing wood though.
03-23-2010 06:40 AM
Only a year? Try 45 years for ours.

Originally Posted by Livia View Post
Wow - we've been using serrated steak knives on our Corelle for over a year and they look perfect. Maybe our knives suck?

I couldn't find anything about knives on Corelle's use and care section of their website for the vitrelle/glass version.
I'm sure a lawyer wrote the warning... or maybe they just don't give us good knives.

As for answering the original question, we keep the non-skid placemats sort of wraped around them and the cabnets have doors. We have a cat and don't lean much, but we can snap very quickly side-to-side. I can't imagine them chipping in a cabnet, but they could be noisy without padding. We've stored them on edge for many years on one boat - it's safe if there is something soft on the bottom - but I didn't like it as well as flat. They bang around if a few are out.
03-23-2010 06:21 AM
xort We use the non skid rubber-like sheets to pad each dish and the bottom of the rack. We use cheap china and haven't broken one yet.
This thread has more than 10 replies. Click here to review the whole thread.

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome