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Old 21-02-2011, 16:59   #1
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Anyone have a good source for a small safe that can be secured easily? I had one of those fingertip-combo safes like those used to secure a pistol, but the salt air got to the brains and I had to cut it open... not fun!

A basic aluminum or stainless strongbox would work.
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Re: Safe?

Try contacting safe manufactors and see if they have one for a salt air type of environment.
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Re: Safe?

Actual "safes" are not a good idea on a boat. Like you mentioned they rust shut as they are not designed for the salt water air environment. And they are not necessary.
- - In any boat there are corners and cubby holes and "dead spaces" that can be converted into "hidey holes." You rework the area with moulding and trim that is removable along with panels that look like the normal walls. Especially in area with pull out drawers there are normally "dead" space around and behind the drawers. Since a boat is a series of curving surfaces and we normally have "square" or rectangular furnishings it just takes a little looking to find lots of places to put "hidey holes."
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