Hello fellow TFers,
I'm thinking of building a tackle locker under the leaning post on my 26' CC. Since I'm still in the planning stage I would appreciate any ideas on the design or materials.
My thoughts were to use the low/med. density polyethene board for the majority of the locker and use starboard or similar density board for the doors. Of course using 316 stainless for all the fastners and hinges.
My design idea is to build a box 30" wide x 28" high x 16" deep. then seperate the box into four sections, three on the bottom would be 10"wide x 25" high and one on top 28.5" wide x 3" high.
I thought I would use 3/4" wide strips of 3/8 starboard thru bolted along the verticle uprights to accomadate 16 plano boxes in the first two compartments and have 3 drawers for misc. storage in the last lower compartment. Possibly leaving the upper compartment for additional drawers( not sure on that one yet?)
The problem I'm having is how I'm going to lock the Plano boxes and drawers in so they won't slide out while the doors are open and the boat is on plane (rigging on the run). I thought of using some spring loaded plunger stops. With those, all I would have to do push the stop in to release the box/drawer and the stop would pop back out when done. I'm not sure I can find those in marine grade.
Any thoughts would be appreciated.
Last edited by john latham; 02-29-2008 at 09:37 PM.
That's a pretty cool setup Jamie! In my case the cooler would be replaced with plano boxes. I'm trying to eliminate the tackle bags on deck.
I got it!
How about, Building the shelves at an Angle, Let's say a 45*.
I have a homemade set up for my plano boxes and I just added a small lip to the edge of the flat surface where they are sitting. The boxes do slide around a bit in rough seas, but have never jumped over this lip. I think I made them 1/4". Just have to leave enough clearance to be able to raise them up over the lip when removing them.