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Enhancing locker storage on a sailboat

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What is the issue?
Most yachts have large open locker spaces, where individual items drift down to the bottom of them. Once this floor space is used the rest of the locker goes entirely unused. This is a waste of space, one of the most constrained resources within a vessel.

Why address this?
Optimising storage makes it easier to find just what you want, when you need it. It allows many additional items to be viable aboard and makes life that bit more relaxed.

How to address this?
Implement shelving within the lockers to compartmentalise the available space. Shelving provides layers of additional capacity within lockers.

When inserting the shelving it is important to implement reasonably deep fiddles to help hold most contents in place. If you want a ‘belt and braces’ approach you can also elect to slant the shelving to make certain they stay in place during a tack. This makes the storage slightly less convenient whilst moored but holds items in place when tacking about.

With thanks to:
Michael Harpur, Yacht Obsession.

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