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lpaton posted 06-28-2000 06:32 AM ET (US)   Profile for lpaton   Send Email to lpaton  
Does anyone have any ideas on how to stop the anchor chain from banging around in the anchor locker? ( Outrage III )
reeltime2 posted 06-28-2000 08:27 AM ET (US)     Profile for reeltime2  Send Email to reeltime2     
I had the same problem I hated to hear the sound of the chain and the anchor banging against the fiberglass when I was in rough seas. I just laied a piece of 1/2" thk. closed cell sponge rubber in the botttom and on the sides of the locker. I dident permanently atach it so I could remove it for drying.
triblet posted 06-28-2000 08:28 AM ET (US)     Profile for triblet  Send Email to triblet     
Drive slower and don't get airborne ;-)

Put it in the bucket on top of the rode.
I cut down a five gallon pickle barrel
for my Montauk. It hold 200' of 3/8" line,
10' of chain, and the Danforth perches in
notches on top of the barrel. For a pic,

Chuck Tribolet

sr posted 06-28-2000 09:51 AM ET (US)     Profile for sr  Send Email to sr     
I have anchor, rode and line all coiled and setting on a sheet of soft flexible (static mat) rubber, works great. I had contemplated getting some of that open grid rubber floor mat that they sell at the warehouse stores, but the rubber sheet works fine. On top of this set my fenders, and finally the throwable cushion. Keeps everything somewhat in place.
lhg posted 06-29-2000 12:17 AM ET (US)     Profile for lhg    
Chuck: I just took a look at your website!
Nice rigging and set up work on your Whaler, and nice website work. You and Jim must be our resident internet experts! I'll bet you have an OMC engine, since Merc & Yahama both have the oil injection tanks under the engine cowling, eliminating the need for a separate
tank and saving much needed console space.
Along those lines, how do you like having the battery in there? Personally, I prefer the battery in the stern corner as they used to do it, believing that the console space trade off vs. floor space was worth it, and getting it back to the smoother riding part of the boat. I realize it doesn't look as slick in the showroom with an exposed battery, which is probably why they did it in the first place.
Ed Stone posted 06-29-2000 08:39 AM ET (US)     Profile for Ed Stone  Send Email to Ed Stone     
Hey Chuck,
What is on the floor of your Montauk?It looks to be rubber.How do you keep it in place?
Seee Ya,Ed Stone
Backlash posted 06-29-2000 08:56 AM ET (US)     Profile for Backlash  Send Email to Backlash     
Chuck - Great looking Montauk and web site! Noticed you have "Dri-Dek" covering your floor. How do you like it? Is it slippery when wet? I have it in all my storage compartments and anchor locker, but have never tried it on the floor. I can see where it would protect the fiberglass from dropped air tanks, etc.
triblet posted 06-30-2000 08:46 AM ET (US)     Profile for triblet  Send Email to triblet     
Yep, I have a 90 HP Evinrude.

The matting on the floor is called DriDek.
You can get it from West Marine, comes in
colors, not cheap: 4.29 per square ft. Do
an Alta Vista search on it. You may be able to find it cheaper -- it also gets used in dog kennels and it also comes in 3'x3'.
sheets. The DriDek does a great job of
padding the deck from scuba tanks, weight
belts, etc. It can be a little uncomfortable
on bare feet, but that's only a couple of
days a year water skiing so I wear flip-flops
for that (dive boots are necessary when
going diving anyway).

It's not slippery when wet at all.

I started with three square feet to stand
on at the helm, and just kept adding to it.

Deck space is a premium on my whaler too,
what with dive tanks, tubs with UW cameras,
lunch cooler, weight belts, PFDs, etc.,
etc., so the console location for the battery
is OK, esp. since the battery sits on the
boat deck and so half of it is below the
console deck. The oil tank takes up lots
more room, plus it's a pain the neck to fill
without spilling.

Chuck Tribolet

Mark Gallagher posted 07-02-2000 03:46 PM ET (US)     Profile for Mark Gallagher  Send Email to Mark Gallagher     
I purchased an anchor bag from West Marine that is blue heavy mesh and works nicely to stow anchor, line and chain. It also keeps everything from banging around in the anchor locker.


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