I am going to make some storage bins and seats for the rear deck. This is the template for the side ones then once these are made I will bridge across the back. So we will get lots of storage and a nice social area to enjoy the better weather abroad (well hopefully). I will probably make a demountable table as well.
Next it was under the stairs to the stern. Having cut the floor board under the bow steps some time ago and doing some temperature checks it was noticeably cooler all the time than the room air.
This is how it was before and we do use it for storage.
Now the floor has been removed we gain an extra 125mm depth and a cold surface being the base of the boat. This space is ideal for tinned drinks, wine and beer. Probably not cold enough to drink but certainly a saving on fridge running being cooler than room temperature. Anyway it cost nothing to do so why not?
And the final bit of storage. Sort of :-)
This is a crate for our new crew member - Herbie. 11 weeks old now.
Seen here in his home crate
And not forgetting his big brother
Teddy (with a sore paw) and Herbie
Hopefully we won't need to crate him for too long. Some people don't like the idea of crates, but our experience is that a dog makes it his own space, they don't see it as a cage like we do. To them its a bed and a den. Toys get taken in and out and if left open they will happily go in for a nap.