Right Track Offers a Creative Storage Fix


Even the best laid-out boat interior has areas of wasted space begging to be utilized. Right Track Designs storage system puts that dead space to use.

Right Tracks system, distributed by Sailing Angles Inc., comprises removable storage bags and tracks to hang them on. The zippered bags come in standard and custom styles and fabrics, ranging from laminated sail cloth or clear PVC plastic (so you can see the bags contents) to mesh fabrics for wet gear. Each bag has a bolt rope sewn into the back of it and comes with a pre-cut section of grooved PVC track sized to accept the bolt rope.

Right Track Offers a Creative Storage Fix

While testers liked the bags, we loved the versatility and mobility the track mounting system allows. With one packing, you can ready your soft-sided gear bag at home, slide it into the mounting track when you get onboard, and youre secured for sea. The system is optimal for mounting under shelves in a V-berth to store clothes or under cockpit locker lids to hold the shore-power cord or winch handles. Testers found installation to be very easy. The tracks can be mounted with a few screws or adhesive.

The Right Track bags and gear holders range from $20 to $80, and all are guaranteed against manufacturer defects.

Bottom line: The insatiable DIYer in us sees the Right Track bags as great storage solutions that would be easy to pull off on our own with the right fabric, a sewing machine, and some bolt rope (available at some chandleries and www.sailrite.com). However, the Right Track bags are well made and durable, have good warranties, and are fairly priced, so wed opt to feed the slacker in us and just order a few from the website.

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