View Full Version : Rope Storage

06-18-2006, 08:05 PM
I am sure that many of you have come up with unique ways to deal with things on your boat, so I decided to share a short project that I am hoping will be a big help for me. I went to pull a ski out of the storage area behind the observer seat on my PS197, and had to move the spare ski ropes and anchor ropes etc to get the ski out. When my son was done skiing, it was an even bigger pain to get the ski back under the front seat because of all the ropes. Here is a before shot of the storage area:

06-18-2006, 08:08 PM
I took a look up near the glove box in the storage area, and there is a piece of PVC that is glassed in to run cables through. I decided to create an aluminum "T" with stainless screws that would serve as the rope hangers. Here is the attachment point:

06-18-2006, 08:09 PM
Here is the "T" bracket I made:

06-18-2006, 08:10 PM
Here it is after the install:

06-18-2006, 08:11 PM
View from outside the storage area:

06-18-2006, 08:12 PM
Spare Ski Rope attached:

06-18-2006, 08:14 PM
Here it is after all Deep-V rope and the other 2 spare ropes are hanging:

06-18-2006, 08:17 PM
Here is the final view now. Lots of access to the ski storage, and I should not have any issue with getting things in and out, yet can still carry the misc ropes on the boat. The whole project took about 2 hours including a trip to the hardware store.

06-18-2006, 09:29 PM
Nice job! I would like to see more of this kind of thread with homemade items to make our lives easier.

06-18-2006, 10:07 PM
I thought about attaching some of those cargo nets to the underside of the rear compartment hatch and storing the ski ropes there. I just haven't had time to do it.

06-18-2006, 10:31 PM
Nice. I wish my 86 seat rose up like that. Maybe a project down the road. :rolleyes: Now I Velcro them to the tower. Gets them out of the way, and drys them out. Before the tower, I strap them to the tow pylon. :steering:

Hoosier Bob
06-18-2006, 10:58 PM
I have three brass door hooks mounted on the inside right(strbd) of my bow compartment. First is not in the pics but holds gloves, second is Wakeboard and third is slalom. If wrapped right works great and is way out of the way. Being a 190 owner orginization can be a difficult thing!

Hoosier Bob
06-18-2006, 10:59 PM
Closer! :D

06-18-2006, 11:44 PM
I hated getting things tangled in the rope, wasting time untangling the rope before you ski, and properly coiling it after you ski. This was my solution... www.Re-Coil.com (http://www.Re-Coil.com)

06-19-2006, 06:49 AM
Looks very nice.

But - we have 2 shock tubes on our slalom line (one isn't quite enough - so we use the 2nd since we typically have small children in the boat). So - the line is always stored with the shock tubes still attached.

But = I will probably do that for my barefoot and tube line (The tube line is mainly for towing other boats and my dock - rare occasions, it pulls a tube also).

06-19-2006, 09:44 AM
Great idea!

06-19-2006, 10:16 AM
I hang mine off the tower while out with the boat and just leave them sitting on a seat or the floor when on the road or storing it.