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Cruisers often refer to it as boat yoga, and it’s a very real thing. While land dwellers may have to complete an equal number of repairs to keep their home looking good and functioning properly, in most cases, the access to a house’s wires, plumbing, and structural pieces is infinitely better. Crawling into, and hanging upside down inside lockers and engine rooms, is not for those lacking in mobility, or those suffering from claustrophobia. I must also surmise that those who are of smaller stature might have an easier time of it. That said, I know some fairly large boaters and repair technicians who seem to make out OK.

Headlamps come in handy!

I spent a good chunk of last week inside this locker, and its starboard side counterpart.

You have to look very closely to even see that, along with our friend Ken, I’m in this photo.

While not completely inside this locker, we both had our heads stuck inside it for a time.


  1. I knew that was Ken at a glance.

  2. Great guy and talented. He once drove from East Tennessee to east of Charlotte NC to cut up a fallen tree. Of course there was beer and oysters involved.

  3. As a big fat guy I try my best to keep systems as simple as possible. 🙂

  4. You make no mention of the fact that every locker aperture, such as the one Rebecca is partially in in the last picture, is always SHARP round the edges. And it hurts. And the bigger, older and stiffer one gets, the harder it is, the more uncomfortable it becomes and I am sure the openings get smaller too.

    🙁 Mike

  5. I seem to be frequently hanging upside down while working on things. Yeah, and you’re right sometimes the claustrophobia takes a distant second place to pain and discomfort while squeezing into tight places. But, I’d rather be doing that than sitting at a desk in an air-conditioned office any day.

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