Maddie is working on writing thank you cards after our wedding and had everything setup on the table, but we were about to go sailing in a stiff breeze. Instead of clearing everything off the table, we decided to put the fiddle blocks in so that everything would stay put!
This is one advantage of a fixed table (over a folding table), there is space in the salon for the table to be set up with your current projects and go sailing! Without the fiddle blocks, all of her notes and boxes would have slid off the table as soon as we heeled over; instead, everything stayed on the top of the table.
These fiddle blocks are also removable, allowing us to have a smooth and flush table when in port. I must admit that these fiddle blocks get in the way when eating on a regular basis, but are nice for moments like this.