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Old 25 August 2004, 12:24   #1
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Storing emergency kit/spares with no locker?

Hi, yet another thread with questions from me...

I am wondering, are there any people out there without a jockey with locker area under the seat, or general storage area on front deck/locker at rear close to engine.

I currently have no storage area, and no rings to clamp anything onto..
(except 2 rings at front, which dont like anything over 10KG attached to it (plank comes flying when going over waves at high speed) Besides, i dont have anything to stick everything in.

Would you just settle for a watertight kit bag? and tie it onto the 2 rings somehow, and have a toolkit/first aid, spares, food, exposure bag etc in it?
or can you advise me on some form of locker to use?

I've been thinking of making a second floor pannel set with a jockey on it, but the remote for the type of engine i have is hard to find, and the boat would be useless fishing (as its only a small one)

Suggestions for storage? anyone had the same problem?

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Old 25 August 2004, 12:32   #2
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Daniel,

My RIB is 3.5m long so as you can imagine there is not a lot of room to store anything. I get round this problem but not taking anything out with me

No, seriously, I fabricated a plywood locker that sits under my seats and I made up a net that hold bags up under the canopy at the front. Works great until it breaks!

Not sure if you could employ any of these solutions on your boat.

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Old 25 August 2004, 12:36   #3
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Hi I use a old flair container, it can take a lot of kit, it floats, it is very tough & you can take it with you should you have to swim to shore!
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Old 25 August 2004, 13:22   #4
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Slimtim, any chances of seeing a picture of that net?
And with seating area, do you mean a jockey, or do you just use the tiller?

I dont have a flair container...
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Old 25 August 2004, 13:41   #5
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Daniel,

I will try and get out and take some pics tonight. In the mean time I will explain a bit further.

My RIB has 4 back to back seats. When I got it there was no storage and the fuel tank sat in the back taking up all the room! I ripped out the seats, designed and built (dad helped with the building bit) a locker to go under the front 2 seats and space for 2 fuel tanks under the rear two seats.

Recently I have attached metal eyes to the GRP deck at the front (where my feet go) and on the underside of the dash board. I have a net strung between the two. This net is detachable by means of metal clips at the top so I can throw all my bags in and clip the net up, thus keeping them out of harms way (hoepfully!)

I'll try and get the pics done soon.

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PS my boat has a steering wheel, not a tiller.
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Old 25 August 2004, 13:52   #6
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Storage space

Hi,

You can also get 4 to 6 pockets made out of Hypalon glued to the tubes with velcro fastening flaps. We have them as standard on all our ribs for about 20 euro each.

We have the ususal under deck and under console / seat pod storage as well as A Frame pods. We also carry dry kit backs which clip onto seat backs and life lines.

Ravenspring also do a really big dry bag !! see www.ravenspring.co.uk

The important things I would think are to keep your kit dry and secure and your boat balanced .

If you ever get a chance visit an RNLI Atlantic 75 station and see a master piece of storage design !!

Best wishes,

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Old 25 August 2004, 14:29   #7
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Have you not got an A frame on the back to fit plastic tubs to.

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Old 25 August 2004, 15:18   #8
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Nick, no A-frame.... i would like one but they are hard to get hold of and quite expensive.. i'd probably settle making my own one, but i lack the material and tools to bend pipe, and weld aluminium.
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Old 25 August 2004, 19:42   #9
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You can also get 4 to 6 pockets made out of Hypalon glued to the tubes with velcro fastening flaps. We have them as standard on all our ribs for about 20 euro each........
........If you ever get a chance visit an RNLI Atlantic 75 station and see a master piece of storage design !!
I presume these are the pockets you're talking about. Look quite simple to make, as long as you can glue hypalon. May be worth having a look at your nearest Atlantic 75 RNLI Station, Mr-D. I'm sure they'll be happy to let you have a look. Was lucky enough to get a spin on our local Atlantic 75 in Crosshaven, the "Miss Betty" and Stuart I know exactly what you mean, they have to carry so much kit!!
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Old 26 August 2004, 03:59   #10
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Maybe this would be useful ...

http://www.mailspeedmarine.com/detai...92&QLID=OS-FLR
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