Dock Boxes

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mutualfun's picture
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Dock Boxes

Ah the winter months are upon some of us that sail 6 months. Something I seen in the main sheet was a topic on dock boxes.

I am wondering what others do with there dock boxes beside toss everything in it and then sift through it all when you need something.

Does anyone out there have a great system for storage within there dock box? Lets see what we can come up with here. Ours is a triangle shape and sets on a corner of our dock. I usually have some order but no shelving or sorts, Something I need to do. liquids are always on the bottom. We store folding chairs, dingy pump , propane, clean supplies, ect

Randy Sherwood
Mutualfun 1990 # 1057
T/R W/K M35a
Home. Charlotte, Mi.
Boat. St Augustine,Fl.

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Joined: 1/9/08
Posts: 25

When I had a dock box (don't have one now) I made a crude set of small shelves that fit in the box that allowed for a little better organization. It was nothing my 7th grade shop teacher would have been proud of, but it worked well enough for me.

Mark Swenson
Everett, WA
Hull #1016, unnamed

Joined: 7/16/07
Posts: 86

I have the long low dock box and I use plastic milk crates to store items in. These are used to separate different types of items. However, over the years the stuff has gotten stuffed into the spaces between the crates and on the top.

Still a Thrill # 765
Lake Texoma, TX

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Joined: 7/20/07
Posts: 133

With no shelves or dividers I can fit my Carry On portable air conditioner in it for short term storage when out sailing. I usually only bring it up to the boat when it is needed. I can also fit in my folded up dinghy (without the A/C).

Gene Foraker
Sandusky Yacht Club
Sandusky, OH
1999  C36  #1786
Gypsy Wagon

Joined: 7/19/07
Posts: 143

This is on my list this spring...

I too need to clean and re-organize every 6 months since I do not have shelves.

I have seen other people purchase a plastic (2 or 3 drawers) set from Target, etc. for one side of the box leaving room for chairs and other large objects. This seems to work well for organizing and maximizing space. Doing a quick search, Serilite looks like they might have something that would work.

Hull #1598
1996 MKII/TR/FK - M35AC - 3 Blade MaxProp
Lake Texoma

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