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Old 28-03-2015, 08:26   #1
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Rattles In The Locker

Does anyone have a good solution for keeping items, which are stored in lockers or drawers, safe and/or noiseless while underway? We're really tired of the noise and occasional damage that occurs as a result of what end up being insecurely stored items. Thanks, Capn_G
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Old 28-03-2015, 15:25   #2
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Re: Rattles In The Locker

For glass items such as wine glasses and bottles we use heavy socks. Just slide them in and your good to go. Haven't had much of an issue with anything else but I suppose you could wrap the items with a dish towel or stick a snug piece of foam in with them wherever they're stored.

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Re: Rattles In The Locker

Thanks For The Input Rich,

To date, my wife and I've logged some 17,000 nm in our 45' sailboat, plying the routes throughout the Bahamas and Caribbean. We've stuffed socks, towels, shop cloths, old T-shirts, even wadded old news papers (when available) in an attempt at preventing the eternal, infernal rattling and inevitable damage; all to no avail. We were hoping that there was some sort of lightweight, instantly inflatable, instantly deflatable, product that would help protect our belongings and, almost as important, quiet the noise of the metallic and china items, and stop them from shifting out of place. Aha, one can only dream.

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Re: Rattles In The Locker

CaptainG:

Better rattles than rattlesnakes! ;-)

Try childrens "water wings".

We put stemware in socks, and bottles, as well. The condiments on the shelves outboard of the stove tend to rattle, and I use rolled up terry hand towels to quiet them. Most everything else gets wedged with something that won't go "tink" or get broken. Lots of people use sponges, too. Whatever works for you.

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Re: Rattles In The Locker

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Re: Rattles In The Locker

I founds pieces of 1/4" packing foam useful. The nylon like stuff... usually green or white bendable foam... often has one side with vinyl on it. Or neoprene wet suit like material is good too.
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