Skippers who also like to do manual work often miss a sturdy vice on board. We have found the following solution for this. A strong sheet of plywood is sawn to size so that it fits exactly into the cutout of the inlay cushion in the foredeck. Then several holes are drilled in the plate for fastening the vice with countersunk head screws. Countersunk head screws so that the upholstery does not rub through on the screw heads later. On the opposite side, nuts lock the vice. To work, the panel is inserted with the tool facing up and secured on the sides with three lever locks. All you have to do to sleep is turn the vice down and place the cushion on the plate, and the lying surface is restored.
Edgar Wohlleben, by email