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    We don't usually spend multiple nights on board, so the two hanging closets are largely useless for us as designed. I'd like to add some shelves to the interior, but without cutting/drilling into the sides if possible. Does anyone have any ideas for attaching something to the sides temporarily so I can add shelves? The sides are gloss laminate with no texture, so it's going to be difficult to make a sufficient connection. Nothing too heavy on the shelves, but I don't want them to be weak.

    I'm thinking about strips of mounting tape, but not VHB as it'd pull the closets right off the boat when I went to remove

    #2
    I'll just say that I did this, and it is far more useful for us, but I put two screws in each side to hold a 1x1 in place. Then just dropped the shelves on those.

    PVA glue might hold, but then might also leave a residue if you remove it. Really, I don't think anyone hangs up their blue blazers on board any more, the shelves will look normal and useful to a potential buyer if you're selling the boat.

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      #3
      I have two large hanging lockers in the master stateroom and only six clothing drawers under the master berth.

      And one even larger hanging locker in the spare stateroom.

      I made up a set of shelves for one locker using 2/3 of the available space using cedar with laminate on the upper surface.

      Nice storage for sweaters and polos. I cut down the closet rod and reinstalled it in the other third so I can hang a wool suit

      and several other items I don't use often but don't ant crowded in with everything else in the other two lockers.


      "Adios Dinero"
      1997 3988 with new 330 Cummins
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        #4
        Did the shelves in our locker with two screws into stips of wood and screwed 1/4 ply wood shelving to that. Just got to make sure to get screws long enough to hold but short enought to not go out other side of the locker. Thin shelves minimize the lost space to store items. The screws keep shelving stable in rough water. Do not forget to add cleats to the outside end of the shelves to keep stuff from falling out when you open the door after a rought ride. Pretty easy project but really helps with storage issues.

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          #5
          I installed wire shelving. I put it in upside down to so that it has a lip to keep stuff from sliding out.

          To keep from fastening into the walls of the closet you could create uprights that go to the floor. Those then hold up the shelves.


          Jim McNeely
          New Hope a 2004 Bayliner 305 Sunbridge Express Cruiser
          Twin 5.7s with Bravo2 drives
          Brighton, Michigan USA
          MMSI # 367393410

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            #6
            I also have done it on 3 boats now.

            The wire shelving works well. I also used that over the head of the bed on our 2850. Made a great place for folded clothes.

            The wire shelving is useful in many places. Light, strong and easy to use.

            I also have used the wood shelves like Swampnut mentioned. If you remove it you just have to leave a short bolt in the hole.

            It is very useful.

            We liveaboard for 3 months in a remote area so storage is very important to us.

            Doug
            Started boating 1955
            Number of boats owned 32
            Bayliners
            2655
            2755
            2850
            3870 presently owned
            Favorite boat. Toss up. 46' Chris Craft, 3870 Bayliner

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              #7
              JimMc wrote:
              I installed wire shelving. I put it in upside down to so that it has a lip to keep stuff from sliding out.

              To keep from fastening into the walls of the closet you could create uprights that go to the floor. Those then hold up the shelves.

              where did you find shelves that fit there?

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                #8
                biohazard wrote:
                where did you find shelves that fit there?
                not on a boat, but I put some of these shelves in one of our closets and just got a pair of bolt cutters, cut them to length then put those little plastic caps on the end to cover the edges.

                i'd assume he probably did something similiar

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                  #9
                  biohazard wrote:
                  where did you find shelves that fit there?
                  Probably Wally World or Target

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                    #10
                    Thanks everyone... I'll probably try the wire shelves and see how it goes.

                    Carlos - I completely agree, and I've been thinking about this wrong... should just put them in permanently as almost nobody wants a hanging closet anymore.

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                      #11
                      I just used regular Home Depot white shelving; the cut parts don't show at all since they are on the sides. My neighbor saw the scrap I was tossing out, and took it to make his own shelves too.

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                        #12
                        ishiboo wrote:
                        We don't usually spend multiple nights on board, so the two hanging closets are largely useless for us as designed. I'd like to add some shelves to the interior, but without cutting/drilling into the sides if possible. Does anyone have any ideas for attaching something to the sides temporarily so I can add shelves? The sides are gloss laminate with no texture, so it's going to be difficult to make a sufficient connection. Nothing too heavy on the shelves, but I don't want them to be weak.

                        I'm thinking about strips of mounting tape, but not VHB as it'd pull the closets right off the boat when I went to remove
                        i went the easy easy route. go to the container store, target etc and grab one of those hanging shelves. like this....

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                          #13
                          One way to mount the wire shelves is cut it leaving the ends long. Take a piece of wood, mark where the ends hit and drill.

                          Do this on both ends, slide the wire ends in the wood and you can screw or glue the wood to the inside of the cabinet.

                          Might be a little trial and error to get the length but you have some adjustment as long as it doesn't fall out.

                          Doug
                          Started boating 1955
                          Number of boats owned 32
                          Bayliners
                          2655
                          2755
                          2850
                          3870 presently owned
                          Favorite boat. Toss up. 46' Chris Craft, 3870 Bayliner

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                            #14
                            I bought the wire shelving at Home depot finding the depth of shelving that fit the closet. I then cut the width using a jigsaw. Then I covered the ends with the rubber caps.

                            I hung the shelving using wall mounting clips and tapping screws.

                            A right angle drill made it an easier job.
                            Jim McNeely
                            New Hope a 2004 Bayliner 305 Sunbridge Express Cruiser
                            Twin 5.7s with Bravo2 drives
                            Brighton, Michigan USA
                            MMSI # 367393410

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