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Storing Down Rigger Weights and misc. tool storage

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Good evening, I am preparing a 1775 Lund and trying to be as organized as possible. I fish alone with my twin boys and organization is key. I have torpedo weights and Cannon balls. What is the best way to store these when not being used? Also, is there a simple box to use for misc. tools like scissors, needle nose pliers and various tools to use on the boat.

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I had a cannon ball bouncing around in my side compartment. It wore the insulation on some wiring and I smelled a wire burning smell as I was motoring along. Fortunately I discovered the wire quickly after stopping the boat to investigate. Store your cannonballs in a wooden box and do not set them where wires are laying.

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Thanks, I was trying to find out the best way.


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I use a plastic milk crate. I found a heavy duty one at Byrne dairy. The Wally World crates are flimsy


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The shark type weights I bought from bikinibottom came with a wooden box with compartment separations that each of my three weights sit in and it is the "nuts" No sliding around and I have room for needle nose pliers and a knife etc as well. The bottom has felt on it to keep from scratching anything.

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The shark type weights I bought from bikinibottom came with a wooden box with compartment separations that each of my three weights sit in and it is the "nuts" No sliding around and I have room for needle nose pliers and a knife etc as well. The bottom has felt on it to keep from scratching anything.

Is the box homemade?


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Yes Rich  (bikinibottom) made it and it was a great idea. It would work fine for the torpedos as well. It is lined with a towel type material as well so no noise. Simple yet elegant solution to storage in my opinion.:smile: Much smaller than a crate etc. and stores at the side near the gunwale under the passenger side captain seat.

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Yes Rich  (bikinibottom) made it and it was a great idea. It would work fine for the torpedos as well. It is lined with a towel type material as well so no noise. Simple yet elegant solution to storage in my opinion.:smile: Much smaller than a crate etc. and stores at the side near the gunwale under the passenger side captain seat.

That is a brilliant idea and very secure.


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Here is a pic and keep in mind it is over 5 yrs old:smile:

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Good going:yes:

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We did the foam thing. We wrapped the sharks in plastic wrap and foamed around them. Worked great!

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