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BillD posted 07-15-2002 05:05 PM ET (US)   Profile for BillD   Send Email to BillD  
I have noticed some light damage to the inside of my anchor locker from the anchor bouncing around while under way. I always place it on top of the rode, but that is not always effective.

Does anyone have any advice on what to line it with to protect the gel coat but still let water drain?

Thanks.

aubv posted 07-15-2002 05:41 PM ET (US)     Profile for aubv  Send Email to aubv     
Billd,

A modern day soda(Coke) crate works very well. I can send pictures if you are interested.
Brian

Ready2Rip posted 07-15-2002 06:54 PM ET (US)     Profile for Ready2Rip  Send Email to Ready2Rip     
You'll find a pretty clean solution on this site: http://www.garlic.com/~triblet/whaler/
John O posted 07-15-2002 09:12 PM ET (US)     Profile for John O    
Brian, would you send me those pictures?

Thanks, John

STEPHEN posted 07-15-2002 09:20 PM ET (US)     Profile for STEPHEN  Send Email to STEPHEN     
I noticed the same problem with my locker in my 2002 montauk. I was thinkin I'd just put a couple of thick towels under the anchor to prevent banging.Its not a long time solution, but its a quick fix for now!
IB whalin
STEPHEN
tuna1 posted 07-15-2002 09:27 PM ET (US)     Profile for tuna1  Send Email to tuna1     
Coat the locker with the poly material that is sprayed on pickup truck beds,it can be sprayed up to 3/8" thickness(look in phone book for a local supplier) or go to a local Pep Boys auto parts store and purchase a gallon can on the material that you can roller or brush on in the area yourself.
AnthonyT posted 07-16-2002 09:46 AM ET (US)     Profile for AnthonyT  Send Email to AnthonyT     
Stephen,

Hugh McMillan shared with me a template for lining the anchor locker in the new 2002 Montauk with Dri-Dek. I haven't cut the Dri-Dek to fit yet, but this is one option. If you would like to explore this option I'd be more than happy sharing Hugh's template, with his approal of cause...

I'm glad to see that you are enjoying the boat.. the same here... I haven't gotten into a heavy following sea yet, but I heard some good things including from your recent report.

Best of Luck,
AnthonyT

Bigshot posted 07-16-2002 11:12 AM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
I keep my plug out all the time. I also keep the rhode in the cooler so the rope does not rot. I keep my 8lb danforth on a throwable cushion. Does the job well and will not mildew, etc like towels. Also provides a place for the throwable device the CG wants you to have.
BillD posted 07-16-2002 04:26 PM ET (US)     Profile for BillD  Send Email to BillD     
Thanks for all the thoughts. I should have mentioned that I have a 2000 18' Outrage that has an actual anchor locker with a drain above the waterline.

While I think the pickle barrel solution is the most elegant, and the throwable cushion solution the most practicle, I think I will look into dry deck for my application. It will allow air under the rode to keep it dry, fits my space requirments, and is not a permanent solution.

Bill

John O posted 07-16-2002 10:01 PM ET (US)     Profile for John O    
could i get that template for Dri- deck. I have 4 squares of the stuff in the locker of my 88 Newtauk and it could sit better. Thanks John O
AnthonyT posted 07-17-2002 09:21 AM ET (US)     Profile for AnthonyT  Send Email to AnthonyT     
John O,

The template that I received from Hugh is for the anchor locker on the the 2002 170 Montauk which I think is fairly different from yours. So you still want the template ?

AnthonyT

John O posted 07-22-2002 10:46 AM ET (US)     Profile for John O    
Guess not
mbking1 posted 07-22-2002 09:01 PM ET (US)     Profile for mbking1  Send Email to mbking1     
I use the plastic flexible grid tiles that snap together.Appx 1 sq foot each. They are available at Boat U.S. They do a great job and pull out easily for polishing. Yes,I also polish,buff and wax the anchor compartment.Anal enough? HAHA. Mark
bsmotril posted 07-24-2002 09:38 AM ET (US)     Profile for bsmotril  Send Email to bsmotril     
You can buy a paint on truck bed lining material from Wal-Mart and the like. It dries to a tough rubber like consistency and comes in various colors. I bet it would work well in this application. Easy to touch up if marred.
BillS

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