Originally Posted by willk
A fishbox up the pointy end will sort that carry on
No room up the front for a crate. The problem isn't when they are in the boat but when they are being donned or dropped into the boat after surfacing.
My console on the old RIB was heavily scarred from carelessly dropped solid weight belts and the new one has a nice big scape across the front and side of the outboard casing from someone swinging their belt round to put in on.
This was the last straw and I banned solid weights from the RIB.
If folk aren't going to excercise some care with what they do with kit they they aren't coming on. I am not particularly precious about the boat but I think a minimum of care is called for if you are a guest on a boat.
Shot belts don't really cause any damage so no shot belt=no ride on the RIB.