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11-20-2012 05:39 PM
Sumner10
Re: Storage Under the Companionway.....

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Originally Posted by hellosailor View Post
I know I would get in trouble with those lubberly drawer handles and the dangerous unrounded corners on the drawers, probably when I made the mistake of trying to walk down the companionway without looking.

But is IS a beautiful job. In the next episode, you install a video camera behind the draws to monitor the electrical panel, and a display for that at the nav station. Right?

(WEG)
Thanks, the only thing still working on the panel are the switches. All of those circuits, plus new ones, are going to be moved to a new panel at the Nav. Station when we go back to the boat. We did live on the boat for a month though and I could still see and work the switches at the seat at the Nav. Station from that side. Pictures at the link below.

On the steps they also seemed to work fine while we were on the boat. The drawers are back further than they appear in the photos and you really don't get you feet on the back of the threads the way the steps are.

There is also just the two of us on the boat so not a lot of different people going and coming,

Sum

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Our 37 Endeavour --- Our 26 MacGregor --- Trips With Both

11-20-2012 04:17 PM
hellosailor
Re: Storage Under the Companionway.....

I know I would get in trouble with those lubberly drawer handles and the dangerous unrounded corners on the drawers, probably when I made the mistake of trying to walk down the companionway without looking.

But is IS a beautiful job. In the next episode, you install a video camera behind the draws to monitor the electrical panel, and a display for that at the nav station. Right?

(WEG)
11-20-2012 01:19 PM
Sumner10
Re: Storage Under the Companionway.....

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Originally Posted by PorFin View Post
Sum,

Great job increasing your storage!

I'd also recommend you think about removing the handles and adding additional locks for the drawers. While they will certainly do fine in reasonable conditions, they may not do so well when things get lumpy. You'd be surprised how violent things get when beating into even moderate head seas.

Always plan for the worst case scenario, and you'll rarely get caught short.
Thanks for the input. Not sure if I mentioned it or not, but ....



...the drawers are locked in with the wooden dowels with the knobs on the ends above. They go through the...



...side of the structure and the side of the door. I'll look to see if I need to do more in that area. Maybe a bungee that would go top to bottom that would for sure secure the pins and could be put in place if needed,

Sum

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Our 37 Endeavour --- Our 26 MacGregor --- Trips With Both

11-19-2012 06:46 PM
PorFin
Re: Storage Under the Companionway.....

Sum,

Great job increasing your storage!

I'd also recommend you think about removing the handles and adding additional locks for the drawers. While they will certainly do fine in reasonable conditions, they may not do so well when things get lumpy. You'd be surprised how violent things get when beating into even moderate head seas.

Always plan for the worst case scenario, and you'll rarely get caught short.
11-16-2012 01:02 PM
Sumner10
Re: Storage Under the Companionway.....

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Originally Posted by asdf38 View Post
Fantastic idea. I've been eyeing the same thing although my space is drastically smaller. I'd be building a better box for the battery under the lower step and a small drawer under the top step. If I did this that would be the only drawer in the boat..

Any concern with corrosion on those drawer slides? Is that stainless hardware? There is going to be water coming in that area from feet, rain etc.
I'd like to do something somewhat similar for the ....



...companionway for our 26' Mac behind where the table is located in the picture above.

On the corrosion deal I guess we will have to see how that works. While we were on the boat in Florida we had quite a bit of rain last spring/summer with Debby and other storms and the drawers stayed dry. I set them back and have lips on them that seal pretty good under the steps and we will have our dodge up most of the time.

One other thing is that we won't be using this boat to cross oceans and it will be in the water probably 4 months max out of the year and in the yard on stands the rest of the time. The glides are cheap and could be replace in probably 30 minutes for all of them.

As time goes on I'll try and update our site as to any problems that might of arose and possible fixes. If we were full-time cruisers I probably would of made wood glides like I've done for some projects at home and would put in stops like was suggested on the other post,

Sum

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Our 37 Endeavour --- Our 26 MacGregor --- Trips With Both

11-16-2012 12:40 PM
asdf38
Re: Storage Under the Companionway.....

Fantastic idea. I've been eyeing the same thing although my space is drastically smaller. I'd be building a better box for the battery under the lower step and a small drawer under the top step. If I did this that would be the only drawer in the boat..

Any concern with corrosion on those drawer slides? Is that stainless hardware? There is going to be water coming in that area from feet, rain etc.
11-16-2012 11:58 AM
Sumner10
Re: Storage Under the Companionway.....

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Originally Posted by svHyLyte View Post
You might want to add pin stops to the back walls of the drawers so they cannot come all the way out unless you want them to do so as well as locking pins to hold them closed. I have seen more than one boat with the contents of its drawers and lockers dumped out in rough seas.

FWIW...
I think we will be ok as the drawers are on ....



...the glides where they stop and the knobs are handy and easy to use to keep the drawers in place. We mainly have light food in them like bread and chips and so forth but depending on how the drawers are made and how they slide that might be good idea for one to consider,

Sum

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Our 37 Endeavour --- Our 26 MacGregor --- Trips With Both

11-16-2012 11:36 AM
svHyLyte
Re: Storage Under the Companionway.....

You might want to add pin stops to the back walls of the drawers so they cannot come all the way out unless you want them to do so as well as locking pins to hold them closed. I have seen more than one boat with the contents of its drawers and lockers dumped out in rough seas.

FWIW...
11-16-2012 12:15 AM
Sumner10
Re: Storage Under the Companionway.....

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Originally Posted by VallelyJ View Post
Might you find more storage space behind the panel if you pull it out once you replace it?
That's where the Perkins is or just above it and I do like the looks of it even if it isn't seen now. The switches were still operative, but the gauge wasn't,

Sum

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Our 37 Endeavour --- Our 26 MacGregor --- Trips With Both

11-15-2012 11:29 PM
VallelyJ
Re: Storage Under the Companionway.....

Might you find more storage space behind the panel if you pull it out once you replace it?
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