Original post started way back in Nov 2016!
I follow The Boat Galley blog, receiving their weekly newsletter. This week, I came across a post on boat organization, and it got me to thinking, https://theboatgalley.com/organizing-and-reorganizing/.
Bill and I have been steadily working on organizing all the little spaces on Shindyah – what should go where based on need and frequency. I have found that it’s most definitely an ongoing process.
Fast forward to 10 January 2018 and wow!
I am still working towards sussing out the optimal organization on Shindyah. Carolyn nailed it! How one has their boat organized will depend on the situation. Cruising organization definitely needs to be different than when you’re tied up in a slip. During the last sailing season, we had a glass break whilst heeling substantially. It was the first casualty since SV Shindyah became part of the family. Sure, it was up in the glasses nook, but the table was not put away, and the glass was not in the corner of the cabinet. TUMBLE!
The only time I’ve experienced sea sick icks.
Now I know, don’t leave breakable glasses where they can fall. Let alone attempt to clean up the mess whilst underway, under wind power.
The appearance of chaos
One might wonder what it looks like aboard when boat organization is thrown to the wind. Where do you put everything when working in a specific space?
The answer, wherever you can find empty space.
Projects, projects, and more projects
I digress – boat organization. On a boat. 41 feet of where can we stow this, and that, and all this other stuff. Like my yarn. Vacuum bags are a godsend! My yarn stash is stowed neatly beneath the dining settee. I have managed to limit myself to two in-flight yarn projects at a time. That way they both fit in my nifty crochet bag, along with the plarn I collect for various other crochet projects.
Boat workbench project
Bill is in the process of organizing the workbench with a ‘tool book’. He’s built us a work table that folds down when we need the port side settee for guests. Unless it’s summertime, then the dorm fridge sits there, so it’s not in Kyrie’s cabin. When a project, or projects, are in flight, there appears to be no organization at all. Controlled chaos, essentially. However, once the tool book is finished, my Sunbrella fabric will be strewed, seemingly about haphazardly in appearance, but with ordered chaos! As I complete my current sewing projects – hatch covers.