THE RIGHT STUFF
Engine Room Shelves
The owner of this Krogen Express needed a place where he could store engine- related parts. Unused space outboard of the engines provided the volume, but with difficult access. The boatyard solved the problem by installing storage lockers on tracks, allowing the boat owner to slide the bins inboard, over the engines, for easy access. The locking pin, shown hanging on the right, safely secures the storage locker in the outboard/ stowed position. Loose gear in an engine room can lead to a disaster, especially heavy components, such as tools, toolboxes, and batteries. A few years ago a boat sank because a battery came loose and damaged the stuffing box, starting a chain reaction. The boat owner and boatyard worked together to create another example of the Right Stuff.