Anyone have a good solution for storage of and access to their drop boards?
I just refinished my hatch boards and was pondering how to preserve them.My previous boat had a wire rack for the stowing the boards. The rack was mounted on a bulkhead inside the cockpit locker. Very convenient. On my current boat, I had a canvas shop make up a sleeve with three pockets for the boards. Keeps the varnished boards from getting beat up. I stow the sleeve in a cockpit locker.
why not just cut it in half, make your cut at a 45° bevel and you have a nice set of hatch boards at a real low costI have a small boat a Coronado 25 which has 1 hatch big board that is a pain in the arse to find a good place for it so I am going to make a 2 piece hatch and I will make a wooden box (envelope) and attach it to the side of the companion way ladder. They will store vertically in a padded pockets. Now to the drawing board....
Good suggestion. Just be sure you add back the waste lost in the cutting or they may not fit right. I refinished mine last year, got a little too aggressive with the sander on the edges and opened a sizable gap at the top..DOH!why not just cut it in half, make your cut at a 45° bevel and you have a nice set of hatch boards at a real low cost