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Old 01-11-2018, 12:17 PM   #1
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Any 253 owners ever added storage , like maybe under cabin bench seats or built shelve type storage in eng compartment ? Not much there for storage originally, not even a glove box
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Not a 253 but my old '84 and '85 24' Sonics both had small storage hatches under the settee's/jump seats in the cabin but I opend up under all three vee birth cushions too.

I just bought a '86 251 and will do same there.
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My 253 had a ton of storage. Between under rear bench, boxes in engine compartment, and under every seat in cabin, under berth cushions, and the cabinetry in cabin (had deluxe package) I couldn't believe the amount of stuff I had squirreled away in there over the years when I cleaned it out to sell.
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Any of you who still have a 253 , can you post pics of in cabin storage? Im thinking I can open up under my bench seating or under berth .
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have you looked under all the cushions?
My 251 had storage under every one of them.
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Bruce and I (mostly Bruce) came up with this:


I put speakers in the lower half and the upper half holds my wallet, phone, air horn and such. I bought some stretch netting to go in between each box to hold more crap but i haven't needed it yet.
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So maybe the deluxe 253 was the only one with storage under seating inside cabin as mine deff has no storage under there.
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