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Liner for bow locker?
|Author||Topic: Liner for bow locker?|
posted 05-31-2002 09:26 PM ET (US)
I recently switched from using a mushroon type anchor to a 9lb danforth style anchor for my montauk as the mushroom anchor kept pulling loose in high wind. Does anyone know of a liner or container which will fit the bow locker and hold an anchor of that style/size? The plain plastic boy storage type (looks like giant tupperware) kinds won't fit due to the angled sides and sloped bottom. Any suggestions would be helpful as one rough trip with an anchor banging around might destroy the sides of that locker. -Thanks
posted 06-01-2002 10:16 AM ET (US)
I believe somewhere in the cetacea section there is a boat where the guy cut down a large modified pickle barrel to stow the anchor and line. I need to find something for mine too as I currently just wrap it in a towel so it doesn't beat up the fiberglass in the locker. Rex
|Tom W Clark||
posted 06-01-2002 12:45 PM ET (US)
The nicest and cleanest arrangement for storing a Danforth style anchor in a Montauk is what Chuck Tribolet (triblet) uses on his Montauk. You can see a photo and description of it here: http://www.garlic.com/~triblet/whaler/
posted 06-01-2002 01:13 PM ET (US)
I have looked at that arrangement and Unfortunately my anchor is too big. I need a 9 pound danforth (I have tried a 5 lb and it pulls out) because of the high winds in my area. I have thought about buying some large rubber welcome mats and using them to line the locker-
posted 06-01-2002 09:28 PM ET (US)
I line my anchor locker with interlocking plastic squares. They are at most marine stores. They come four to a box. Hook them together and they do a pretty fair job of protecting the interior of the locker. Mark
posted 06-01-2002 09:30 PM ET (US)
One of the best "investments" I ever made for my 69 Nauset was about 10' of stainless chain, I forget the size, but not the small stuff. I have been amazed to often see ( I lobster dive, so I check the anchor on each set ) that my boat is hardly pulling on the anchor, not in 20 knots mind you, but still in 10-12. The longer chain really helps the anchor work better by keeping the shank parallel with the bottom. Now having said that, I am in the same boat as you right now in that I need a new anchor I am would love to not have the danforth mashing the heck out of the front locker of the newlt refinished and Awlgripped boat. I may go to a picklebarrel set up myself, or a reasonable facsimile...
posted 06-04-2002 02:34 PM ET (US)
I am thinking about having my bow locker sprayed with a quarter inch of pickup bed liner. Locaal outfit will do it for a c-note
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