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Topic Review (Newest First)
02-02-2009 04:04 PM
xort I have room under the companionway ladder for the board. It's a single big board plus we have a screen one for keeping the bugs out. Sometimes they go in the V-berth.

I'm going to change to bi-fold doors at some point.
02-02-2009 03:26 PM
cabron99 Long bungie, 2 eye screws, under the companionway ladder on a flat bulkhead. Easy.
02-01-2009 08:52 PM
scottyt i just throw them on the quarter berth but i like some ways talked about here. but i am making some lexan ones in the spring so i will be using one of the above ideas
02-01-2009 07:22 PM
captbillc
drop board stowage

mine are slipped into a 3 compartment canvas pouch & put in the cockpit locker. i have a hinged screen door with a plastic cover that snaps on in foul weather. the door is slid in place where the drop boards were so i don't have to use the drop boards again till i lock up the boat.
02-01-2009 07:05 PM
poopdeckpappy I put'um in a canvas pouch that has 3 pockets and closes with velcro, then they just get stowed on the 1/4 berth wall unit
02-01-2009 04:05 PM
tweitz Our Beneteau came with a two little u-shaped plastic covered fittings about 4 inches long on the floor of the lazarette next to the bulkhead, and a shock cord set up so that they are kept neatly in place. Very convenient and it has worked very well.
02-01-2009 12:25 PM
Iannis I place mine under the settee cushions too, which are over the water tanks. So they dont affect storage access. Just added a small "lip" to prevent them from sliding from under the cushions while sailing.
01-30-2009 08:24 AM
sailingfool Install a plastic coated wire rack, large enough to hold the stacked boards, on the inside of your cockpit locker. Locate the rack so you can open the hatch cover and drop the boards right into it (i.e. on the bulkhead the locker shares with the cockpit side). This storage keeps the boards both very accessible but out ot the way.

If you put the boards in a cloth laundry bag before you drop them in the rack, they won't get scratched up over time.
01-30-2009 04:40 AM
sailingdog Not such a good idea, since dropboards tend to be heavy, and it could come free by accident. If you want it to be removable, attach it to the locker back with a piece of boltrope and small length of track.

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Originally Posted by mrwuffles View Post
just put some snaps on the back of the bag so its easily removed.
01-29-2009 11:00 PM
mrwuffles just put some snaps on the back of the bag so its easily removed.
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