Originally Posted by Zach
Does that mean the hinge is mounted on the face of the cabinet, above the bottom of the trash can a few inches? I like the idea of hinging it so it is naturally closed. I had been planning to mount the hinges inboard, but that may be in error if gravity won't keep it closed.
Does the attached sketch describe how yours is built?
Zach, nope, the hinge is at the bottom of the panel. The weight of the box and any rubbish keeps the door shut quite reliably. i should point out that the hinge and door run athwartships, so that rolling isn't a factor, and that it faces aft so that pounding to windward tends to close rather that open the door.
Our bin is located in the aft end of the engine
box which is also a galley
bench. The only time the barrel bolt needs to be secured is when I open the engine
box by tilting it up and aft to access the engine. I occasionally forget to do this, and the result is dumping the contents of the bin on the cabin sole
and having a mess to clean up! Maybe the bungy cord idea would be better for this forgetful old fart!