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06-12-2008 10:30 AM
timebandit My friend just has vertical pegs that you lift the dishes over and out, a bungee goes over the pegs if needed. The doors just hide them.

06-11-2008 11:53 PM
Originally Posted by sailingdog View Post

That basically looks like a disassembled Eco-Horn, available at WM.

Probably, but at WM, it's the same PSI at twice the price...on sale!
06-10-2008 04:09 PM
sailhagg Yep, our dishes are stored behind doors in the vertical position so no help there. But I loved the story!
06-10-2008 03:49 PM
Great story

Thanks for sharing it with us.
06-10-2008 10:55 AM
teshannon Thanks for sharing your story Jim. I was at my boat in Longport and can attest to the storms. I was safely in my slip and remember thinking I'm glad I'm not out there. There were 80mph gusts out off of Ocean City but apparently very localized. Longport got a lot of rain and lightning but not much wind. Sorry about the dishes but glad you got through.
06-10-2008 10:43 AM
eryka Great story!

But can't help you on the dishes, ours are in a latched cabinet, stored vertically with some cushioning material between, wooden dividers designed for the purpose.
06-10-2008 10:35 AM
T37Chef Thanks for a great read Can't help with the dish rack though
06-10-2008 10:20 AM
CharlieCobra Great story. I can't help ya with dish rack suggestion as I don't have any. Our doors stay closed, even when the boat has her sticks in the water.
06-10-2008 02:44 AM
sailingdog Valiente-

That basically looks like a disassembled Eco-Horn, available at WM.

06-09-2008 11:51 PM
Valiente What a great yarn. Only 70-odd posts in four years? You should visit more often!

As for the dish issue, I have mulled this one over. I think the key is to make the cabinet specifically for the biggest dishes, to stack them vertically in wooden racks, to put a foam pad on the inside of the doors (yeah, you need doors, and to secure the doors with a metal drop bar using a clevis pin or one of those little tubes with a pull ring at one end and a little ball and spring at the other.

Remove a couple of plates (or deep plastic bowls, preferably) for crew feedings, which are going to be staggered (as are the crew) and keep them in the sink in a cleaned condition. Stuff a pillow or cushion in the sink. Use as needed, and clean immediately for the next person. Even in an inversion, the weight of a couple of bowls and forks might not dislodge a cushion stuffed into a sink, and the main dish cabinet is essentially a locked box.

I am also a fan of thermos flasks and water bottles and a good way to stow both that is secure from all but a capsize is to screw plastic bicycle "bottle cages" at certain spots. If the fit is loose, put the item in a sock and jam it in. If you hit a full "cage", the plastic is kinder than the metal ones, and if you smack a plastic one, it will deform without hurting you.

I'm a fairly avid cyclist as well as a boater and I've discovered some interesting cross-overs. You can get a 100 PSI air horn for bikes for less than 20 bucks that I guarantee is just as loud as a truck horn...but the duration is about 10 seconds. Still, if you *really* need to be noticed, take that and a bike pump. Delta Airzound Bike Horn: Sports & Outdoors

Check it out. Better than a can of Freon, which is nasty stuff for the atmosphere.
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