I've seen several boats around that have lashed jerry cans on top of the cabin
, between the mast
and the dodger
. These always look pretty good to me, but I've never seen them up close to really understand how they are lashed up.
It seems better than lashing on the rail, because the tanks
are inboard (centerline), higher off the water
(depending on how much the cabin
is raised off the side decks), not affixed to any safety gear
, and don't consume space on the side-decks.
Has anybody seen this system or something similar up close? It's not clear to me how the cans are lashed. Usually there is a board running across the top of the row of cans, and the ends of the board are lashed downward to some hard-point on deck
. Are there drawbacks to this system that I'm overlooking? Why is this so much less common than lashing cans to the rails?