Originally Posted by Freemind
... I'd love to see your text file for a starting point. ....
My file was once started in German and became in the meantime a horrible mixture of 3 languages.
However I can give you the structure.
I am on catamaran
, thus have 2 hulls a middle storage
room and a center storage room at the stern end of the cockpit
In each hull
I structure by storage room from bow to stern
My structure is:
- Port Hull
--- bow storage room
a bullet list of items stored there, if needed a little description for all storage rooms
--- forward cabin
----- inner side
and here I list the cabinets I have on the inner side
----- outer side
and here I list the cabinets I have on the outer side
------ bilge 1
------ bilge 2
------ bilge 3
------ bilge 4
--- aft cabin
------ bilge outside
------ bilge inside
I also have a self made storage shelf in the engine
I hope it helps you for start. At the end you must write it for your boat.
Maybe an additional hint. My storage room at the stern side of the cockpit
is rather deep. Estimated more than 1 m (3ft). I introduced "floors". 1st floor has 5 "rooms" with vertical walls and 2 are closed with lids. All things I don't need often are in the 1F under the lids and things (mainly ropes) are in the 2F, thus on the top and easy to get out and put in.
There is also FOC SW available which helps to organize things in a house. It should be possible to modify it for a boat. However I never looked at such an application.