I'm probably putting the cart before the horse, but I have saved building my onboard workshop for last. Probably because all horizontal surfaces have been covered in tools, materials, and other oft-missing parts
. I have a space in the forward cabin
of my Searunner
40 that is begging for this role. I hope to include a couple of shallow, but sizeable, drawers for the most often used tools, and a large drawer for holding the many plastic parts
boxes that I use for storing fasteners, electrical
stuff, spareparts, etc. These will be on heavy duty, full extension drawer guides with SECURE locking devices to keep them closed in a seaway. I want to include a vise for light work, great lighting
and a fan, an outlet for the inverter
, and a charging
station for my battery
tools. I'll probably include a swing-out stool seat for spending time on some projects. Maybe a laptop
spot to store info and make drawings.
Do any of you have some photos you might share of your own workshops aboard? I held off this long because, for me, this is almost as important as my nav station or the galley
, and I only want to build it once.