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Old 13-03-2013, 23:57   #1
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Just A Simple But Handy Cockpit Bag......

Initially we had a plastic milk crate style collapsible box under the table to put sneakers and such in but it collected dirt and held water on the deck etc.

So i made up this 25x3 SS Flat frame and got the local sailmaker to sew up a black mesh (breathable) bag. The bag has small eyelets and a 'pop-rivet' with a washer on the back side fastens it to the frame in 15 places or so. Didn't want to go the 'Velcro' route.

We put the folding box in collapsed form in the base so it is stored there as well and at the same time provides a shaped solid base.

It suits fruit and vege's, and is a handy place to put cameras books and such when you need to get on deck quick.
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Old 14-03-2013, 01:05   #2
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Re: Just A Simple But Handy Cockpit Bag......

Looks useful.

Would have worked well on the L400 I chartered this last week.

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Old 14-03-2013, 01:25   #3
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Re: Just A Simple But Handy Cockpit Bag......

Great! I take it water drains out of it? Super useful.
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Great! I take it water drains out of it? Super useful.
Yes the material is the black mesh sail-bag stuff, the idea is to get air flow over whatever you store in there without holding moisture, when gunk holing shoes become an issue on the cockpit floor and at sea it's good for keeping vegetables in that need air.
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Looks useful.

Would have worked well on the L400 I chartered this last week.

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A good time? Col is coming down this way next week he's held up on the slip with wet weather...
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Re: Just A Simple But Handy Cockpit Bag......

Great idea, beautifully executed!
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Nice!

Much more appealing than the 5 gallon bucket I bungee cord to the helm to hold the main sheet...
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Re: Just A Simple But Handy Cockpit Bag......

Neat idea and neatly done - I especially like the fact that you have space for feet (or at least toes!) underneath.
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Very clever!

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Re: Just A Simple But Handy Cockpit Bag......

Cheers yes there's heaps of room for feet below, the rain doesn't effect unless windblown. Must make sure no pussycats are sleeping in there, feline hammock for sure.
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Great idea...
a Goat hammock for DOJ..?
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a Goat hammock for DOJ..?
We are wintering here at Vlaska Marina on BRAC Island population is 16,000 people and sheep/goats number 24,000 DOJ Heaven!
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Re: Just A Simple But Handy Cockpit Bag......

Should one even ask what it is with DOJ and goats or is that waaaaaaaaay to personal?
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A good time? Col is coming down this way next week he's held up on the slip with wet weather...
Good week, cyclone off coast gave us winds of 33 -45kts for ist half dropping down to 25 for last couple of days. Other than it restricted venturing to the front of the islands Whitehaven, tongue bay etc and restricted my sail raising early on. Not ideal for a beginner two up in 35-45 knts so just used genoa until winds got down to use mainsail. Anchorages are never an issue in behind at Nara, Cid harbour , Stonehaven and Butterfly Bay.

If I had had another guy on board I could have salvaged an anchor I caught in mine at Nara. Didn't see the anchor but had a lot of chain.

Caught Cols last post on his blog.

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