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A locker arrangement for stowing stem glasses at sea



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What is the issue?
Yachts are inhospitable environments for glasses. This is especially the case for delicate stem glasses used for wine. As a consequence yachts tend to use heavy tumbler glasses or go for plastic alternatives.

Why address this?
If you enjoy refined spirits or a nice wine you will never be happy drinking out of plastic or a heavy glass tumbler.

How to address this?
Set aside a locker for glasses and form a bespoke rack especially tailored for stem glasses and tumbler glass holders.




The trick is to get a specific set of stem glasses and tailor the ‘T’ cuts precisely to their width. The end of the ‘T’ creates a natural seat to accommodate the stems widening above the foot of the glass. This recess will hold the glass in place when hung.

Tumbler glasses may be set into tight fitting seats that are easily cut out of a footboard with a hole-saw. They should drop down deep and then wedge tight to hold them firmly in place.





With thanks to:
Michael Harpur, Yacht Obsession.

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