March 2009 --
This bulkhead spot is usually covered by that little storage hammock, which is pulled out of the way for this picture.
There's only a couple of inches available.
I thought about just putting pockets up there,
but it seemed like a good place to store all the first aid stuff.
Unlike the other
pockets around the boat, I made these with square bottoms.
They'll hold more stuff that way.
Square pockets are bit tougher to make.
Here's the process:
These pockets are two inches wide, with sides and bottoms that are 1-1/2 inches.
So each pocket consumes five inches of Sunbrella.
A notch is cut in the bottom, underneath the section of fabric that will become the pocket sides.
Then the bottom is folded up 1-1/2 inches, and sewn as shown.
Three snaps are attached to the bottom hem of the flap that covers the first aid kit.
Screw snaps attach the pockets
to the bulkhead.
I stuck another screw snap in the headliner, so that the cover can be held out of the way when accessing the first aid kit.
It seems simple, once it's done.