Storage for paddles & poles
As anyone come up with a good method of storing their paddles & poles so they don't roll around inside the cockpit. I am thinking of making some wood brackets out of mahogany to mount the paddles & poles to the sides of the C/B trunk, using heavy duty double stick tape. The purpose of doing this is two fold. First, is the practical side. These brackets will keep these items stowed nicely, thereby preventing them from rolling around on the floor causing a safety issue when the boat heels and your foot slips on them. Additionally, they will be very accessible, something that they are not now. Secondly, I hope these mahogany brackets will lend some addtional charm to the inside of the cockpit, by complementing the mahogany C/B cap. I have already stained our paddles mahogany so they should also stand out. I plan on mounting one paddle on each side on the trunk, with the Spinnaker pole on the Port side and the Whisker Poles & Dock Pole on the Starboard side.