Now I am building a second, simpler box. This will be for food supplies where my trips are over two nights. The original box holds all the cooking gear and can hold two days worth of dried and tinned food supplies.
The box can also double up as an additional locker if need be. It will be stored under a similar arrangement to the first box, this time, on the starboard side in front of the centre thwart area. It will be strapped in and held in place by buckles and webbing through stainless steel loops attached to ribs near the floor. It has been built strong enough that I can quickly step on it as I move forward to the anchor well.
The box has been built from scrap wood lying around the garage. It reflects my normal inability to measure accurately so there are gaps which will need wood filler!
Measure three times and cut once is a mantra I follow constantly to no effect. Everything comes out a few millimetres over-length, under-length or slightly off square. It is an extraordinary talent which few people have! So, I'm clearly 'special' as my wife often reminds me!