Originally Posted by SailingAdrift
Awesome! Do you guys find that the stuff stays put pretty well just hanging on a bar?
Originally, when we first moved aboard, we both worked in the city and needed work
clothes. We installed a 6' long bar over the starboard side of our wide after berth. Yes, we had to crawl on the bed
to get to it, but we needed it.One funny
thing we found was that the metal hangers affected the compass
When we converted the boat
to an ocean cruiser we converted that space to large bins, 9 of them, for storage
, and made a smaller, 3' hanging locker in the bow area across from the workshop.
This was big enough, barely, for our shirts and slacks, a couple of suits, and our foulies. Behind was a bin for bags and empty backpacks, and below that, behind, a bin for boots, etc, and just above the floor level, a shelf for the divebag and some lines. The hanging locker had double, no triple, duty. (it also had no door, so no mildew.
We've continued to use this space in that manner for 25 years. It has worked well. I have gone back to work
a few times and I can just go to the closet (hanging locker) and pull out a suit and white shirt, plus tie, and I'm good to go. Oh, sometimes we get invited to a wedding. Same thing, we're ready for all occasions. We go through it every couple of years and send everything to the cleaners, otherwise it just hangs there through calm and storm, thick and thin, racing
or cruising or just living aboard
You see, though we live most of our days in shorts and t-shirts, there are still times to be presentable. A good hanging locker give you that option.