boats have lots of wasted space in
all those odd shaped corners.
a bit of imagination many of those nooks can be turned into valuable
of the advantages of a wooden boat is that it only takes a bit of
relatively simple joinery to get organised.
other advantage is that as wood is an excellent insulator, condensation
not nearly as much a problem as it is for those unfortunate enough to
it shouldn’t be ignored, having adequate
flow is important on any boat.
the amount of storage space needed will
depend on the time you and your crew are going to spend on board.
However, even if you are planning to live
aboard you will
have to come to terms with the fact that you are most unlikely to have
like as much storage space as you would have in a house.
Very few boat designers and boat builders provide nearly enough storage
number of people thy claim there boats can sleep.
While on a wooden boat there are innumerable spaces and ingenious
increasing storage capacity, you should also adopt a critical attitude
stuff you think you need on board.
One of the joys of cruisingon a small boat is
the simplistic lifestyle that a minimalist attitude can evoke.
onboard, even if only for a day
sail will be much more comfortable
also adopt a an attitude of tidiness.
If everything is stowed in its proper place it will be easier to find
is needed, and having everything in its proper place will keep the
areas of the boat free.
It is also imperative to have everything stowed safely to prevent
Fiddles are the normal method for keeping stuff securely on shelving.
having deep enough fiddles can make the shelf unusable.
Rather than resort to doors to secure these for sea, bungee cord can be
across books, cargo netting can be stretched across or even removable
bars can be used, as long as you remember to secure them before setting
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