Our old boat has several nooks and crannies perfect for storing …stuff.

However, many of the crannies are not quite perfect.  If stuff shifts, stuff can get lost in a hidden nook, or, in this case (under the aft berth), fall into the steering cables and cause the boat to become uncontrollable.

So Nancy has been going crazy installing this amazing barrier material from Lowes.  It’s solid vinyl plastic and perfect for yacht rebuilding.  Here is another barrier she installed to protect the port water tank.

Home Depot carries a sham ersatz barrier material, but the holes are much too big.  You could lose an entire case of beer with one rough wave.  They call their version “trellis.”  Losers.  Not boaty at all.