Unless your lucky enough to own a fully decked out Pro Angler you will understand the frustration of having your tackle boxes shuffle around under the centre hatch.
The centre hatch gives storage from near the seat position to just in front of the mirage drive system and the trick is to utilise this storage space effectively without having to dive your hand in like a lucky dip at the carnival.
I had previously used a cut down plastic bucket from bunnings and this worked but it restricted my storage capacity to a round area slightly larger than the hatch opening.
There are several different DIY style methods on forums, including a clothes basket and I am told this also works quite well.
Browsing through the many forums about centre hatch ideas, I stumbled across a method of using plastic trellis to create a tray that I thought would work well and I must say that this is the best storage DIY I have seen thus far.
Materials needed for this project include :
Step 2. Cut 160mm down all four sides of the trellis to create the
Step 3. Fold the four sides up and secure with cable ties.
|sides cut to 160mm|
Ensure the rope pulley for steering and the rudder are clear of the tray before finalising position.
This install claims back all of the valuable storage space under your seat area and having everything packed neatly on the tray means more time fishing and less time searching for missing tackle.