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Old 02-06-2021, 20:41   #1
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Cabin glassware safety


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Hope all are doing well! We have some really cool glasses from husbands parents . Flat bottom , high ball style , etched with a sailboat picture. We have them
On a shelf in salon behind our couch. I always put away before sailing. My husband would like to
Leave out on shelfs ..is there anyway to secure on shelves Thank you!
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Excellent idea as they are obviously ornaments and never used.
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Old 02-06-2021, 21:27   #5
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My husband would like to
Leave out on shelfs ..is there anyway to secure on shelves Thank you!

You would need shelving that would both separate and restrain them e.g. with a latching slat or plexiglass door.


After many years in RVs and boats we have switched to unbreakable items for most purposes. Melamine, stainless steel, polycarbonate. Even things in a locker go flying sometimes on a windy day. With a larger boat we would hope to have lockers with individual compartments for glassware items.
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Re: Cabin glassware safety

In some cases for that sort of storage we use bungee string and pad eyes. Bungees work well for holding things in place. You can buy the rope they make bungee cords with and have the hooks mounted strategically on the wall etc. More secure yet is netting with bungee rope on the corners.

With our plates and bowls in particular, we don’t use breakable stuff and there are strategically placed wood dowels to keep everything in place.

I wouldn’t recommend the standard bungee cords with the steel hooks on the end tho because they rust, those hooks can take out eyes when the bungee lets loose, and the hook ends might just be the thing to break your plates.
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Hope all are doing well! We have some really cool glasses from husbands parents . Flat bottom , high ball style , etched with a sailboat picture. We have them
On a shelf in salon behind our couch. I always put away before sailing. My husband would like to
Leave out on shelfs ..is there anyway to secure on shelves Thank you!
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Re: Cabin glassware safety

If your husband wants to be able to look at them under way, it's going to be a bit of work to get safe for the glassware, and still have them visible. I'd enclose the shelf in clear acrylic plastic, with little spacers between each of the glasses to separate the bowls, and sliding doors to get them out, all of clear acrylic. You could also have hinged doors, with a fastener like a screen door. You'll have to drill and tap for that. You can cut acrylic with a jigsaw (or a saber saw), using kerosene for lubricant. It is usually glued together with an acrylic glue that sort of melts the acrylic, so the project is plastic welded when finished, and no fasteners visible. One can also drill and tap what you have made, and screw it all together.

How ours are done is we keep them in a cupboard the previous owner designed to hold glasses and wine and spirits bottles.* It has stemware slots, that you slide in and the bowls of the wine glasses each sit in the round opening the little slot leads to. Sometimes, pounding, they'll clink, so before passages, I place every other one in a clean sock. Then they can't clink. If I had stuck to all champagne flutes, it would have worked; but I wanted larger bowl red wine glasses, too.

*We have some friends who designed their liquor locker around Grant's whisky bottles, and they made it so that they all nest on each other and hold each other in place, only possible with triangular or square bottles. Round ones need socks.


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Re: Cabin glassware safety

Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, Burns.
What Ann said [#8].


As well as clean socks, we also used ‘Expanded Flexible Plastic Sleeves
for Wine Bottle Packing’

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Re: Cabin glassware safety

Plenty of solutions described above, and plenty on the market, for that matter. This is, after all, an issue that was faced hundreds of years ago, before there were modern unbreakable alternatives to glass and crockery.

Add Corelle, almost unbreakable, as a reasonably attactive crockery.

Clear plastic is likely to be acrylic (Plexiglass), not polycarbonate (Lexan).
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Re: Cabin glassware safety

We have a nice pair of Czechoslovakia cut glass wine glasses. They live securely in the box they came in, even if they only cost us 7 in a local charity shop. Must have been a retirement type of present for someone. Anyway we put them to good use and the charity shop benefited. There is no way they are travelling without being in that box.


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Re: Cabin glassware safety

Lets see. The Greeks figured out how to stow amphora so that they didn't bang together as they made their way around the Med. I don't remember any Egyptian solutions...

That gives us at least 3,000 years of study of the problem.

Strangely, the Germans carried breakable crockery on U-Boats, and then got depth charged...
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Plenty of solutions described above, and plenty on the market, for that matter. This is, after all, an issue that was faced hundreds of years ago, before there were modern unbreakable alternatives to glass and crockery.

I believe the usual practice was to surround breakable items in cloth or wood shavings, still valid, but not what the OP asked for.


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Add Corelle, almost unbreakable, as a reasonably attactive crockery.

There are several threads on Corelle. Like many other posters, we used it for some years. It does break, and when it does it forms hundreds of little glass shards and it seems like you never stop finding them. We have switched to melamine. Some recommend bone China as it is very resistant to breakage and chipping but does not have the shard-producing properties of Corelle.



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Clear plastic is likely to be acrylic (Plexiglass), not polycarbonate (Lexan).

Both are available. We had some clear polycarbonate tumblers for a while, and at present we have some acrylic highballs.
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Re: Cabin glassware safety

Maybe something like this?
-wood base with pockets, back, retainer with tapered keyholes
-green(color optional) felt where wood touches glass
-attach to boat in some fashion
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We had some cut crystal glasses, which made custom teak mounts and velcro straps - totally solid.

My wife did a lot of pressure cooking jarring using glass jars, and used the 'cover with socks' method to protect them, and that was 100% effective - even when they were just jammed together in the bilge.

We did the same with wine bottles but sewed up much nicer-looking 'wine bottle socks'.
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