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    Any creative storage ideas or concepts out there among the members? At only 39' long Sedan, I am trying to identify some places and methods for storing different items.
    John Shade
    1986 Marinette 39 Sedan
    twin 454 Crusaders 350 HP
    Ohio & Muskingum Rivers

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    If there is a panel, try removing it to see what's back there. Aboard a nearby boat, under the side decks, accessible from inside are storage spots approximately 1' deep and 10" high.

    Aboard Seaweed, under the old reefer was a closed cabinet about 8" tall and 24" x 24". It took a while to saw through 30 year old solid teak 1" thick, but I did it. My pressure cooker, along with other goods fits down there. It's not the Easiest to access, but it is a dang sight easier than going in from the locker next to it.

    I took one space that was 24" square and added cleats/made shelves.
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    I added a shelf for my tin foil in that small area adjacent to the sink. Under the shelf, I rigged up a paper towel holder. That sounds fancier than it is. Actually, it's a small piece of teak with a couple of pieces of "small stuff" to hold the roll to the shelf bottom.

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    Under my bunk was a cavern, with the bottom the bilge. That wouldn't be good for storage, so I added aluminum angle iron and created my own shelf down there. The panels come up (access to water tank, thru-hulls, etc.

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    In my forward cabin, above my bunk is a unit for my DVDs.
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    You might notice under and to the far right is a small VHF radio. I added that shelf too.
    The DVD rack was built by a friend on a Bristol 24 about 10 years ago. I still use it.

    The hidden spots (check for access, and if there isn't make some)

    Seriously, a lot is there if you're determined to find it. Being able to get into the lockers is important too. Don't overlook that.

    For instance, in my galley I have two bench seats. Access is from above. Well, that's a pain in the transom. Move pillows, cushions, etc. So, another pal made access along the passageway. I have used those two lockers almost every day of the past few years.

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    Ditto the one under my bunk. Remember the shelf I built? Well, here's how I get to my stuff:
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    None of this is Perfect. All of it works though.
    Good luck and have fun.

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    • #3
      Good ones. Thank you Janice.
      John Shade
      1986 Marinette 39 Sedan
      twin 454 Crusaders 350 HP
      Ohio & Muskingum Rivers

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      • #4
        Nothing as Fancy as Janice...

        I use stackable tubs, and use the spare stateroom that is now a storage closet.
        Kevin Sanders
        Bayliner 4788 Seward, Alaska
        Map where I am right now
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