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DHK79
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Post by DHK79 » Wed May 20, 2015 9:05 am

I bought a 2000 26X back in November and have spent much of this winter getting it back in a sea worthy state. Many of the modifications/repairs I made are things that were suggested on this forum and for that I'd like to thank all the other contributors. As a small repayment, here is one mod that I have not seen mentioned anywhere:

I'm ex-Navy and one thing I've always hated is to look down into a hold or locker and see a rat's nest of lines. Even when coiled and piled on top of each other they tend to intermingle and tangle. So I took some bungee lash hooks and mounted a bunch of them in line on the bulkhead aft of the stove (I personally feel this is a mostly useless place to actually sit, but it could still be used so if you wanted). I used about a foot of 1/4" shock cord on each and mounted them to the bulkhead (liner only) with a dab of silicone and a couple of short SS screws.

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The end result is all of my lines are stored neatly and it is easy to snag just the one you need without anything getting tangled. I even added a small wisk broom and dustpan on one of the hooks. Now if I were to get really anal, I'd add neat little labels for all the landlubbers visiting my boat. :D This photo is actually an in progress shot which also shows some of my as yet uncompleted rewiring along with various construction trash sitting behind the stove.

Doug (DHK79) :macx:

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Re: Line Locker

Post by JamieJune » Tue Jan 08, 2019 1:43 pm

Wow! Very nice mod that I will copy for sure.

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Re: Line Locker

Post by Russ » Tue Jan 08, 2019 2:41 pm

JamieJune wrote:Wow! Very nice mod that I will copy for sure.

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Re: Line Locker

Post by NiceAft » Tue Jan 08, 2019 3:20 pm

I wonder why it took three years and eight months to grab our attention? :?

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Re: Line Locker

Post by Neo » Fri Jan 11, 2019 12:29 pm

NiceAft wrote:I wonder why it took three years and eight months to grab our attention? :?
Ray
That is kinda weird ... Looks like the original post was a "message in a bottle" :D

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Re: Line Locker

Post by NiceAft » Fri Jan 11, 2019 2:19 pm

:D Good one :!:

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Re: Line Locker

Post by Russ » Fri Jan 11, 2019 3:16 pm

Neo wrote:That is kinda weird ... Looks like the original post was a "message in a bottle" :D

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--Russ

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Re: Line Locker

Post by kmclemore » Fri Jan 11, 2019 4:44 pm

Well, I'm not sure he'll see you answers, either....
DHK79 Last visited: Thu Aug 10, 2017 9:25 pm
Hopefully he's off sailing and nothing ill has befallen him.

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