Right side up tool boxTool box storage and other things

Eric Freedman




The first photo is a toolbox that I had built to keep all things organized. When Kimberlite was built, I had Amel add 2 shelves in both hanging lockers.


I keep the heavier tools in the forward locker shelf and have a fiddle that slides fore and aft to keep the tools in place when we get hit by a wave etc.


I also made a drawer under the companionway for the tools that I use 90% of the time.


I had a local carpenter make the sliding door under the microwave to hold spatulas and other cooking implements.


Guests were always complaining about the air was running, in the wrong direction in the forward cabin AC outlet.  I modified the hole to mount a plastic vent available from woodworkers’ supplies. I think it is called a blast gate.


40 years ago, I pulled into Bermuda on another boat, I and looked at the mess of wires on the dock pedestal. I measured 440 volts across the 50,amp 220-volt outlet. After that I made this volt, amp, hertz monitor with a separate circuit breaker. I am able measure the pedestal voltage before turning on kimberlite.  Twice 440 volts and once 110 volts since then .



Fair Winds


Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376




From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io On Behalf Of ERIC LICHTY & ROBYN ATKINSON
Sent: Monday, February 13, 2023 9:12 AM
To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Ideas of wooden shelves and (carpentry) improvements…


On LIBBY SM #196, there is also room for at least 4 Dewalt stack boxes in the fwd stbd closet on the original amel tabbed shelves behind original sturdy sea rails, no modification required.

Good sailing, Eric and Robyn


On Sun, Feb 12, 2023, 1:27 PM Tilo & Jeannette Peters <ambiente.sm163@...> wrote:

I have to admit that I’ve been captured by the DeWalt tools, and especially the TStak tool boxes that they come in. However, I got tired of having them take up a good portion of the forward cabin. The TStak boxes are made to clip together securely, but DeWalt doesn’t make a clip system that functions to secure the boxes to a fixed base. Luckily, I found a design online and modified it a bit to work for my purposes. 


Thus I built shelves to accommodate some of my toolboxes (I still have two that don’t fit in here, but they can live in the bottom of the closet space along with our Sailrite machine.





Ambiente, SM 163



On 1 Jan 2023, at 22:04, Michael Winand <mickwinand@...> wrote:

I have just completed the Freezer rebuild. Huge improvements in the way the seal works. Put in a lower seal ledge. 

5mm foam sandwich all around the fiberglass box, this makes it a solid, strong box. 

I did the forward one. 

Remove the drain indentation.  There was only 30mm of insulation under the drain indentation. 

No screw that punctures the fiberglass box,anymore 

Reinsulated with vacuum panels are closed cell foam. 

New plate and compressor. 

Bigger job than expected. 

Michael  Nebo sm251 



On Mon, 2 Jan 2023, 2:45 am Bill Kinney, <cruisingconsulting@...> wrote:

The interior of Harmonie looks, and works, essentially as it did when she left the factory.  The only significant carpentry project I can think of is essentially invisible: A total rebuild of one of the chest freezers.

Our SailRite machine has always lived happily across from the forward head.

Bill Kinney 
SM160, Harmonie
Iles does Saintes, Guadeloupe