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Voyager
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Response Posted - 01/25/2022 :  17:16:23  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Now thatís re-using your materials cleverly!

Bruce Ross
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Port Captain ó Milford, CT
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zeil
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Response Posted - 02/17/2022 :  23:07:26  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
This may not be for everyone but once I dreamed of having a storable shelf in the space next to the wetlocker, nothing else would do.

Had I known the finicky work it involved, I would have forgotten about the idea and made a fixed shelf as on the two previous boats.

The idea behind this "swingable shelf", is that the next owner may have little use for the extra storage it creates and is able to collapse the shelf to use the space in other ways.

The wonderful thing is that only 3 screw holes were required in the teak railings and hardly noticeable should the next owner wish to remove the shelf again.

BTW Only recyclable teak and 3/8 melamine plywood was used


The "swingable", shelf is nearing completion


Backside view including the mounting rails with security pin


View from the mounting side using one screw per side


Front view and ready to install...


Henk & Johanna
"Floating", a few off your "barnacles".
"Someday Lady" '95 C250WB #151 ('03 - 2016)
"Mariah" '96 C250WB #191 (2019...
"Lady J" '00 C250WK #499 (2021...
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CGSC_Gaviota
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Response Posted - 02/18/2022 :  10:29:11  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
You guys are way better at woodworking than I am.
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zeil
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Response Posted - 02/19/2022 :  15:38:49  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Good thing... we're not counting or get charged by the hour


The shelf is installed and fits well in the designated space. To make sure the shelf, when overloaded, is secure we added a detachable support cord


Shelf stored in upright position when in not in use. It is buffeted with a "felt pad", against the head's teak rail and held in place with a short piece of shock cord wound around the security pin


Half the fun is using what is available. A sail-lug is used as a quick release when the shelf is to be stored. To make sure the shelf is supported on all four corners from one of the bolts holding down the deck-side traveler
is used to attach the fourth corner as shelf support. A lever from an old stainless nail clipper was drilled and used.




Henk & Johanna
"Floating", a few off your "barnacles".
"Someday Lady" '95 C250WB #151 ('03 - 2016)
"Mariah" '96 C250WB #191 (2019...
"Lady J" '00 C250WK #499 (2021...

Edited by - zeil on 02/19/2022 18:00:02
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zeil
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Response Posted - 02/26/2022 :  16:25:38  Show Profile  Reply with Quote


On the wing keel the shelf is clearly visible and accessible

Henk & Johanna
"Floating", a few off your "barnacles".
"Someday Lady" '95 C250WB #151 ('03 - 2016)
"Mariah" '96 C250WB #191 (2019...
"Lady J" '00 C250WK #499 (2021...
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slacker
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Response Posted - 03/18/2022 :  11:31:11  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi, Would you possibly have a couple more pics of the "New teak lined galley opening cover". I did appreciate the usefulness of this until I tried to reach back in there from the front door. Its almost useless as is. Thanks

Paul Schupbach
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zeil
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Response Posted - 03/18/2022 :  12:42:01  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

Hi Paul... The opening provides super efficient access to your stored pots and pans and equipment as well as a great inspection port for the boat's electrical, water and gas lines.

If more storage shelf space is desired you can add another (part) tray section to just before the sink's drain outlet

When marking the desired opening make sure to cut the opening a little above the top shelf rail.

https://www.catalina-capri-25s.org/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=32244
Let me know if you wish approx. measurements


Henk & Johanna
"Floating", a few off your "barnacles".
"Someday Lady" '95 C250WB #151 ('03 - 2016)
"Mariah" '96 C250WB #191 (2019...
"Lady J" '00 C250WK #499 (2021...
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slacker
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Response Posted - 03/20/2022 :  18:22:04  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi yes I would like to get those dimensions to compare what I came up with . I came up with 6 1/2 by 12 . That area is really dead space without an opening of some sort. Not good on a boat

Paul Schupbach
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zeil
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Response Posted - 03/26/2022 :  12:23:52  Show Profile  Reply with Quote


Approximately measurements of the opening cut into the side of the counter behind the sink and next to the stove.

Before cutting, make sure your C250 has a similar counter and galley layout as shown. We left the newly cut edges just sanded.

The Velcro cover should amply cover/overlap the opening and will be more user friendly than a hinged cover which could be a nuisance


Henk & Johanna
"Floating", a few off your "barnacles".
"Someday Lady" '95 C250WB #151 ('03 - 2016)
"Mariah" '96 C250WB #191 (2019...
"Lady J" '00 C250WK #499 (2021...
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