Front Storage Hatch and Garbage Bag

Still finishing up loose ends with Northern Cross

First up:  The Front Storage Hatch

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I applied a liberal amount of silicone around the hatch prior insertion.

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The O-ring kept coming off the hatch plate, so it also got a dose of silicone.  I screwed the hatch into the front bulkhead using 1/2″ SS screws.

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This could prove to be a great place to add some ballast for trim if needed, or other things you rarely need to access.  

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Just need cushions and I’m ready to go.

Next up:  The Garbage

You always have garbage.  Drink your pop…need somewhere to throw it.  Eat your sandwich…need somewhere to throw the napkins.  Toast off the licorice…need somewhere to throw the wrapper.

My criteria for the garbage:

  1. Conveniently located
  2. Secure, so it won’t blow overboard
  3. Simple
  4. Cheap
  5. Easy to replace

Check it out:  (I stole this idea from my sailboat)

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You start with a small soft sided storage bag, secured with a carabiner and a pad eye.  The draw string/toggle keep the bag closed during travel.  

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You stuff the storage bag with disposable grocery bags.  You have hundreds of them lying in the bottom of your kitchen drawers.  

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You secure the bag using the carabiner.  When the garbage gets full, tie off the ears and toss it in the garbage at the ramp.  Simple, cheap and effective.  

Great News:  Northern Cross goes into the upholster shop Monday morning.

The upholstery shop will be doing 4 things for me:

  1. Sewing a bimini
  2. Sewing the cabin cushions
  3. Sewing the cabin top
  4. Sewing a travel cover

…Stay tuned for a softer, more comfortable Northern Cross

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