Alright guys, we got back from Fort Lauderdale here this week. A lot of people I
noticed coming up to the booth and looking at all of our different parts and going, hey,
those are awesome. You know, I've got a standard, you know, maybe TLS 1720 or 219.
They don't have a ton of room in the transom or under the leaning post in some cases to
add storage and so a lot of those conversations where I've got a boat, but where would I
put something like this? And Matt, I know you have those conversations every day with
customers. So what are some of the thoughts on that?
There are a lot of areas that you just have a void space that you can utilize that you
just may not think about right? A lot of consoles you know, you have the gauges coming in
at the top. You don't have a ton of space there but just below there you got a lot and
maybe those maybe your side access door, maybe the door on the back and say your 17 20
always only on one side. You can utilize all of that space there. If you wanted to put in, say
a tilt down unit or maybe a small plane or tray unit, you can you can really turn it into
some usable space.
So the console is a really good spot terminal. I know you've worked with quite a few
people. Where's another good spot to be able to talk something like that on a boat?
Usually nine times out of 10 I try to go the console because it's a hollow shell and
there's a lot of usable space behind the console. Like Matt said with console door on the
other side, usually there's nothing there. Yeah, those are good spots.
In some cases, you can even take that door and turn that door itself into some type of
Yeah, by putting a box on the back of the door.
Put the box on the back of the door. You may just have to change that might be a
different style of door when you're done. But you get some usable functional storage out of
an otherwise unusable area. The other place that we find we do a lot of projects for is on
the gunnel. You know the gunnel you get you get this space now sometimes it's a little bit
of a question, how much depth do I have right? And but a lot of times we can figure
something out there maybe you're replacing a rod box that you're pulling that out that
question now has an answer. And we can turn that into a good usable functional space.
You know, one of the things that drives me nuts is I have all my life jacket storage up
under the bow I get to use all of that space for functional storage. But I put a tilt-out box
inside of the gunnel now I can put my life jackets in there. Now I've got all of this bow
space for storage for tackle for towels, but people's bags when they bring on the boat,
whatever it may be. I can get it off the deck and get it out all the way.
You have no brainer just the leaning post that means there's so much usable space in
between posts whether it's a fiberglass leaning post or whether it's aluminum leaning post
you can you can really utilize that space for sure.
We've had a couple customers who have had like the leaning post with a live well built
into them. Nothing on the sides but there's actually some space there for, space for storage.
Yeah I think you know the big takeaway is that you know, even me right I'd look at a
boat and go man, there's no storage space there before I started working here right and
that's where we've got a team of people Matt's team to give us a call. We'll be able to do a
kind of a console with you. That's a lot of people I told you the show getting back to that is
send us some pictures of your boat. Let us look it over. Yeah, this is what we do day in and
We'll ask you questions. What are you looking to store? What are you looking to do? I
mean leading questions that'll help get us to a final answer.
And sometimes we might say hey, you can put in that storage but there's not much to
do there but to again, kind of walk them through that process. So I think that consultation
is something that holds a lot of merit with us.