Over Hill Sailing Club
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Adirondacks NY
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Re: Why is our boat such a mess?
For small parts, I have 2 standard plastic, lidded trays for stuff like cotter pins, heat shring tubing, crimp connectors, small machine screws, assorted wood screws, etc. They get used all the time, so get kept in a handy location. Larger spares like alternators, starters, etc. get BURIED in the same locker but I know where they are and never change their location. I have two "clothes" drawers filled with coffee cans of stuff that gets used often like fuel filters, hose clamps, seizing wire, and such. I sacrificed the drawers because they lock closed and are accessible quickly. I use another drawer for only electrical parts like bulbs, pieces of wire, spare radar, solar, radio, etc. stuff. Sailing singlehanded, I don't need all the clothes space. Parts like spare fiberglass, epoxy, paint, emergency hatch plugs, tubing, wire, etc. all have a specific spot "buried" according to how often they're needed. All my shackles and chain parts get stored in one hatch up in the bow section. It all works out but takes a long time to get into the habit of putting everything in the SAME place every time so you know where to start digging:-)
Alberg 35: With a philosophical flourish Cato throws himself upon his sword; I quietly take to the ship.
Last edited by smurphny; 06-03-2014 at 09:38 AM.