Store drink cans without them starting to leak?
Challenge: How to store pop (soda) and beer cans without them starting to leak.
As you can imagine, we often need to carry a lot of can drinks with us when on charter. Never allowing cardboard on the boat, we remove the cans from the packing boxes as soon as we get to the boat (the cardboard then gets put right back in the dinghy for immediate disposal on shore). The cans are then stacked, most often on top of one another, lying on their sides (not as in the photo included above). This storage method would be fine except that at some point in time, perhaps due to the motion of the boat and/or maybe the salt air, one or more cans will develop a pin-hole sized leak, draining the contents into the storage box. With the corrosive nature of the soda, this then starts a chain reaction with every other can that the leaked fluid comes in contact with.
To be clear, this is not a new problem for us. We experienced the exact same thing when we stored beer cans in the (dry) bilge on ZTC. There has to be a way to prevent this. I’m open to suggestions!