Hoping for suggestions before I start another box

locvetter

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    Loc Vetter
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    Have built a few boxes. (https://www.bdoutdoors.com/forums/t...adjustable-height-and-one-hand-access.762311/)

    And:

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    Definitely will not build another "Taj Mahal" - as the photos above were described - - though it did work very well.
    • Versatility a priority. So difficult to tell if one will get a top shelf spot, be on a lower shelf, or be on the deck. So I am thinking that rocket launchers need to be removable, drawer rather than opening lid, legs or stand in case on the deck – as my old body does not want to knee down to access stuff below my knees.
    • How much space under to be able to put stuff there and clear the front edge of boat tackle shelves? Do any boats have more than ¾” edge??
    • Have loved the drawer elements of past boxes, so I need not hold by 7200 box to take things out of it – just pull the drawer open and there’s your stuff. Should there be a pull down front to make for additional working surface?
    • Spray proof very important.
    • Specific storage for ready access to dykes, pliers, knot pullers, spectra cutter, splicing needles, crimper.
    • Ring for facilitating knot tying.
    • Tie downs for securing to shelves that can be wrapped below
    • Are there any boats on which the lower shelves will not accommodate a 15” box?? – without lid.
    • Storage of sinkers – needs to be low, but any great ideas?
    • Casting jigs and flatfalls/knife jigs – storage ideas
    • Special ideas for leader/ fluoro storage?
    • Planning around 7200 size plano boxes. Likely dimensions without rocket launchers will be about 17 wide, 12 deep and 15 tall.
    • Favorite woods. So far all have been using hardwoods -- no plywoods. Leaning toward another with sapele mahogany, possible koa trim. Just don't know. (Would have loved to get some of the old rails off the RP, but I guess I missed that opportunity.
    Again, looking for thoughts that come to mind that might help to inform the next build.

    Thanks

    Loc
     

    MYNomad

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    If it were mine, I would like to have a lock on it, but I would want the lock to be as convenient as possible. Perhaps using RFID technology (with manual backup in case the battery dies). That way, you put something around your neck, or in your pocket, and the thing opens in your presence, but not otherwise. An alarm might be overkill, especially if it was rigged to a confetti bomb, etc.
     
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    locvetter

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    If it were mine, I would like to have a lock on it, but I would want the lock to be as convenient as possible. Perhaps using RFID technology (with manual backup in case the battery dies). That way, you put something around your neck, or in your pocket, and the thing opens in your presence, but not otherwise. An alarm might be overkill, especially if it was rigged to a confetti bomb, etc.
    Thanks so much for making me think about that.

    I hear you, but, thinking back, when I've been asked if I have something by another fisherman I have found myself telling them right where it is in by box, to use and/or return with no hassle for me. I am consistently lazy.

    When I built my wife's jewelry thing, I put on fingerprint locks. They are convenient, and I guess it says something that I feel more need to protect things at home than on a boat.

    I am by nature a trusting soul - which has burned me only very rarely.

    Also, for me they would need to be TSA accessible, since I fly down to go out.
     
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    woodfish330

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    Beautiful piece of work brother. I'm envious for sure. In the day... Tony Garza used to build TACKLE SYSTEMS boxes..... best Ive ever used or seen. Although he no longer does this... your box is the closest thing I've seen to that kind of quality.... materials and workmanship. You go brother. Great work. Youll be the envy of the whole boat for sure!
     
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    Steve K

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    Loc, love the quality of your workmanship. But I’m a minimalist and have gone to a bag that holds two of the 3700 size boxes, one is basically hooks and weights, the other is for jigs. I do keep some bombs in one of the side pockets and a smaller 3500 series tray for topshot making supplies. Additionally a small duffel goes, with me usually stays in the stateroom.
     
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