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captndond posted 04-21-2002 01:50 PM ET (US)   Profile for captndond   Send Email to captndond  

Have a 2001 Montauk, came with a Danforth
s600 anchor with some chain and rope. Question is are there any blocks or chocks
for fixing the anchor in the forward compartment? The edges of the danforth are tough on the gelcoat.


Tom W Clark posted 04-21-2002 02:06 PM ET (US)     Profile for Tom W Clark  Send Email to Tom W Clark     

One of the simplest, cleanest and effective arrangements I have ever seen for the Montauk is what Chuck Tribolet (Triblet) has rigged for his Montauk. There is a description and photos of it here:

captndond posted 04-22-2002 02:23 AM ET (US)     Profile for captndond  Send Email to captndond     
Hi Tom,

Thanks, the pics look great. The black holder is said to be a pickle barrel (?)
I am in Germany and have never seen one (black or white). Is it a plastic or rubber bucket? Where do you find these?



gunnelgrabber posted 04-22-2002 08:23 AM ET (US)     Profile for gunnelgrabber  Send Email to gunnelgrabber     
re; barrels....the things are used to ship olives from italy/greece.they have an o ring screw seal top and are super for watertight boat storage; they actually stand up back under a katama console. neat! processors sell them and give them find them at the big barrel places.price -free to $5 ,as high as $15 each.i haven't cut one down for anchor container yet.good idea though.i use them for storing dehydrated food on canoe trips.bears don't seem to figure that's where the food is! (yet) ... lm
triblet posted 04-22-2002 02:12 PM ET (US)     Profile for triblet  Send Email to triblet     
I can also get pickle barrels from the paint
department at the local hardware store.


triblet posted 04-22-2002 02:14 PM ET (US)     Profile for triblet  Send Email to triblet     
Also, I've put a rubber cap on the end of the
rods on the Danforth, and secured it with glue
line heat shrink.


jameso posted 04-22-2002 02:29 PM ET (US)     Profile for jameso  Send Email to jameso     
A Whaler in Germany,,WOW,,would like to cruise the Mosel! Bitte!
Also this "barrel" is nothing more than the common 5 gal plastic bucket.
Let's hear more about the Whalers in Germany.
Jim Armstrong
triblet posted 04-22-2002 02:38 PM ET (US)     Profile for triblet  Send Email to triblet     
Also, I've put a rubber cap on the end of the
rods on the Danforth, and secured it with glue
line heat shrink.


Salmon Tub posted 04-22-2002 02:53 PM ET (US)     Profile for Salmon Tub  Send Email to Salmon Tub     
I wanted to say thank you for sharing your idea, I saw it a while back in another post and have done so. I have made a few adaptions that may be of use to you. I use thicker rope (5/8") because I anchor in San Pablo, and fighting the current to bring up the anchor in such shallow water is tough on the hands with thinner rope. Also, in the last chain loop, I bought a J bolt, and secured it with a few washers and nuts. This is used to hang the anchor and chain off the rail, while I stow the rope neatly because it is so thick. I have toyed with the Idea of getting another bucket, cutting it 8" of the bottom and then inserting the bottom through the top, it should work like a telescopic rod, so I still use the handle on the bucket to pull the whole deal out easily and hose it off. The mud in San Pablo is thick and does not come off the anchor easy when retrieving it. Also, the mud makes a mess in the compartment. I loop the rope around the outside of the bucket while the anchor is hanging, and then lift up the anchor, and put the chain in the bucket.
andygere posted 04-22-2002 09:51 PM ET (US)     Profile for andygere  Send Email to andygere     
The 5 gallon buckets or "pickle barrels" such as the one Chuck used can be found in any restaurant kitchen. Just knock on the back door of your favorite restaurant (during a time when they are slow) and ask; everything from mayonaise to pickles comes in these things and most get thrown away. The type with the screw on lid and gasket are really nice to keep on the boat to store extra gear, hoses, sponges, or anything else. They fit nicely in the aft corners of your Montauk or 13, and have been standard equipment on mine for years.
captndond posted 04-25-2002 05:11 PM ET (US)     Profile for captndond  Send Email to captndond     
Thanks for the Ideas, I will cap the rods
on the danforth and look for a "Pickle Barrel".

As for Germany, my Montauk lives on Lake Constance (Bodensee) for most of the year. (planer board trolling for trout) It will go to Costa Brava for two weeks in the spring and will be based in the Bay of Roses, south of cape cross. (trolling for anything in the Med). Only bummer is we have a 4strk 40hp limit on outboards here.


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