View Full Version : Dock Toolbox

01-19-2013, 07:30 PM
So we have a couple big, deep dock boxes on the dock. Work great for battery chargers, detailing stuff, tools, 2 stroke oil, rope etc etc.

There is no good (safe) place for small stuff, cellphones, sunglasses, keys etc etc. (Lost my Iphone 4 last year when the chair it was sitting on blew off the dock)

I was thinking that a wide, shallow toolbox mounted as a shelf would do the trick. Something like 48x18x6", maybe even with a power strip for cellphone chargers.

Trouble is, I can't find one. Closest I have found is an ATV box which is not quite as long as I would like. Anyone got a suggestion on where to find? Figure there are others here who have the same need.

01-21-2013, 01:00 PM
Naw, we just kick the cell phone or its in the pocket when jump/fall/pushed in :D

Not exactly sure what your goal is? Secure with a lid when gone or just a convient shelf?
I would think a simple 2x6 wood shelf would work. Attached to a wall? between posts of a community dock would be in the way.
The other problem is, the reason they are getting dropped is people want to have them close and convient for the constant stream of texts, pics, social media etc so too far away and it will not be used.

Some sort of a plastic shower basket zip tied to the posts could be a convient holder for phones, drinks, etc.

01-21-2013, 03:41 PM
public dock/marina? private dock?
not the dimensions you mentioned, but could be lag bolted to the dock..... plastic ammo cans (http://store.colemans.com/cart/plastic-utility-ammo-box-large-made-in-usa-p-2553.html)
or, if you're just wanting to throw money away..... Pelican boxes (https://www.google.com/search?q=pelican+box&hl=en&client=firefox-a&hs=Op4&tbo=d&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=Oaf9UL3bNYbo8gTZ5oHIDA&ved=0CAoQ_AUoAA&biw=1280&bih=683#q=pelican+box&hl=en&client=firefox-a&hs=Op4&tbo=d&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=Oaf9UL3bNYbo8gTZ5oHIDA&ved=0CAoQ_AUoAA&pws=0&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_cp.r_qf.&bvm=bv.41248874,d.eWU&fp=b85b67dd003233c2&biw=1280&bih=683)