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Bottle holders for cockpit

2830 Views 13 Replies 10 Participants Last post by  Bruce3966
I know this is trivial but I need to mount a few pop BOTTLE holders (not cans...nobody uses cans anymore do they) in the cockpit. I don't drink coffee but drink a lot of pop (soda for those in New Engand). I need a bottle next to me for a large part of the day. Any suggestions and no suction cup style for I constantly hear they don't hold well. I would like something possibly with the base permanently mounted but able to remove the cup holder section if possible. Everything online shows a can with a hugger on it. UGH! I haven't used a hugger for over 10 years but if I have to start for the boat I can change. :)
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My canvas maker made some snap-on pockets of vinyl-lined Sunbrella. Sized to fit a wine bottle, they held cans in coozies, beer bottles, 40's, whatever. The snaps allowed them to be moved around. There were even snaps on the mast just in case the goons up forward earned a treat. Since they were canvas they didn't adversely affect racing by getting in the way or snagging lines.

The plastic holders that snap onto 1" tubing (stanchions, binnacle guards, etc) work well too, but not so much for hectic race conditions.
Where did you buy the goons for up front? I think I deserve some!
I LOVE these... I've purchased a few, 2 for the old boat, 2 for this boat, and one for my tractor (yes my tractor).. they mount with hook and loop, are canvas, and cleanable... have mesh bottoms, and because they are cloth, you can kick them, step on them, and lean against them without them breaking.
Ronstan Drink Holder

They hold 20oz soda (pop) bottles nicely... and actually the size round wise is large enough to hold a 12oz bottle of beer with a coozie, or 12oz can with a coozie...

Best is they are inexpensive.
This is what I will be getting. THANKS! My main concern was the small size of my boat even though the cockpit is a nice size..I was worried about hitting a solid type and breaking them.
Wow, you and I must live in completely different worlds.
We go to a great deal of trouble, and in some cases extra expense, to limit the bottles aboard our boat and especially on certified passenger carrying vessels I've operated. Guests and passengers often don't have the forethought to realize that a bottle isn't going to necessarily stay where the put it, like at home.
Cans can be shrunk (crushed) before being put in the garbage; bottles cannot. Cans don't break when dropped or fall off a table or counter, sending glass shards underfoot. Cans or plastic containers weigh significantly less than bottles, too. Cans can be packed together without any worry about breaking, etc.; well, you get the idea.
I was overjoyed when mayo, mustard, ketchup and many other common items switched to plastic bottles. I'm finding even the plastic bottles are moving aside for the vacuum packed condiments, which are even lighter, with less waste.
I should have stated plastic bottles. I NEVER bring anything glass on any of my boats. Just plastic pop bottles and anything else that holds any type of fluid is also plastic.
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