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MULL BLOG Keep hidden firepower and more under deck plates

Thursday, March 05, 2015
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OK, you're out on Lake Ontario and are suddenly boarded by a band of Canadian pirates who say stuff like "ARRRR, EH?" and turn your day into a possible script for "Die Hard 17: Die Like an Alewife." Fortunately for you, you stowed a Glock 9 mm semi-automatic handgun in the ditty bag underneath the splashwell access plate you use to frequently check for golden retriever fur in your bilge pump. You write the rest of the script from there, but before you do, check out this release on this handy item from Beckson Marine to install on your boat. – Dave Mull

Valuables can easily be kept safe aboard when stowed in a ditty bag. Beckson Marine's Stowaway Bag Plates and Kits help owners convert empty space below deck to a hidden storage spot. Adding a ditty bag to an existing Beckson Marine Deck Plate is a simple do-it-yourself conversion.

The nylon bag features a rigid ring that fits neatly into a retaining ring on the deck plate that secures the bag. Bags are removable for access below deck and to carry items ashore. The red nylon ditty bag is 12" in diameter. Extra-long 20" bags are available for fender storage.

It's perfect for waterproof watches, wallets or any item that could be lost overboard. In addition, the Stowaway Bag can hold and transport sunglasses, sunscreen, small tools and even light hardware to and from the dock, beach or shore.

Beckson's Stowaway Kits are available to retrofit its 4", 5", 6" and 8" Screw-Out and Twist-Out Deck Plates. Prices start at $21.20.

Contact Beckson Marine, 165 Holland Ave., Bridgeport, CT  06605. Email:; Visit

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