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Old 25-10-2009, 18:21   #1
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Fish Cleaning Stations

I'm not sure where this type of thread fits best, so I just plopped it here.

I want to rig a board of some type that's mounted over the stern railing that can be used for messy projects, such as fish cleaning and other things. Rather than my re-inventing the wheel, what have other people already created that seems to work well?
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Old 25-10-2009, 18:50   #2
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Boards that clamp onto the rails are available at most marine stores.
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Thanks for spending the effort.
No prob.

I am just arm chair sailing again tonight waiting for the phone to ring so I can rush off to work.

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Plus I want one too - that does not weigh anything - that does not take up any space - that is cheap - that will last forever.

Let me know which you get and how it works out.
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i just use the cockpit sole after cleaning it out with sea water then i clean the fish, place into plastic bag and clean with fresh water just before cooking that afternoon...the fish just slide off the filet tables in a rough sea anyway---so i keep it simple.....
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I need several things when I clean fish on my boat. First, I need an ample supply of water to wash off the slime, blood, scales from the cutting board, the fish, my hands, and any parts of the boat that might get "slimed". So, I have a saltwater washdown pump, hose and pistol nozzle close at hand. Second, I have a LARGE, solidly and permanently attached cutting board, with back splash and side boards, positioned so that the crud drips mostly over the side. Third, I have this located aft so that I can sit on the sterncastle cabintop, solidly supported and comfortably situated. Fourth, I have a bucket with paper towels and cloth rags, sharp knife, and another bucket for the fish to be cleaned. Fifth, I have a cold, refreshing beverage close at hand to replace lost electrolytes. Carry the dead fish in a bucket to the cleaning station. Wash it off with the pistol nozzle. Pull the sharp knife out of the other bucket and do your best to clean or filet your catch, washing the slime, blood, etc. as needed to keep things clean and fresh. Wipe your hands, as necessary with a towel to keep control of the knife. Plop the finished product into the clean bucket and hand it down to someone in the galley to further rinse and ziplock and chill, while you address the balance of the fish in the kill bucket. Sip your beverage regularly and wash your workstation frequently. Then hose everything down, wash everything down, clean your hands and knife and clean bucket, then get the barbecue going. Drink some more to replace electrolytes. Feel proud and hungry.
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Cafeteria tray and transom shower.

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No prob.

I am just arm chair sailing again tonight waiting for the phone to ring so I can rush off to work.

edit -

Plus I want one too - that does not weigh anything - that does not take up any space - that is cheap - that will last forever.

Let me know which you get and how it works out.
I do it on the sugar scoop transom.

I found the tray and the shower was there. I do need to think of a good way to secure the tray.
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Speaking of cleaning fish I would like to recommend wearing one of those cut proof mesh fish cleaning gloves, they protect your off knife hand and help keep a good grip on slimy fish. They are usually available where fishing gear is sold they last a long time. I find the white handled Russel Dexter knives are very good.
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I have one of those rail mount filleting tables but never use it, because it requires me to stand up while cleaning the fish. I just use a cutting board in the cockpit, and clean up afterwards with the salt water deck wash.
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