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blackdog posted 10-23-2000 02:35 PM ET (US)   Profile for blackdog   Send Email to blackdog  
Any tricks to keeping the anchor from chipping & scraping the inside of the "chain locker" if you will?
JB posted 10-23-2000 03:28 PM ET (US)     Profile for JB  Send Email to JB     
Since I work in a PC support type job, I lined the locker with used foam PC mouse pads, cutting several to fit and glueing the seams together w/wetsuit glue. They are removable to allow the locker to dry out between outings...
triblet posted 10-23-2000 08:11 PM ET (US)     Profile for triblet  Send Email to triblet     
See [url\http://www.garlic.com/~triblet/whaler/[/url]
triblet posted 10-23-2000 08:11 PM ET (US)     Profile for triblet  Send Email to triblet     
See http://www.garlic.com/~triblet/whaler/

DUH

blackdog posted 10-24-2000 09:56 AM ET (US)     Profile for blackdog  Send Email to blackdog     
Thanks fellow Black Dog owner! A picture says a thousand words- -Great Home page! I have some Pictures of my dogs also but I need to get them scanned in. Your dog could eat my dog for a snack, Lucy is only 25lbs.
I just notice the nicks from the Anchor yesterday, only a few so far.
hauptjm posted 10-24-2000 01:42 PM ET (US)     Profile for hauptjm    
I use the split black foam pipe insulation you can buy at Home Depot or any other hardware outlet. Down here in the south, we have a lot of raised houses. The house sits on piers roughly 2 feet off the ground. It allows for air flow that keeps the house cool. Remember, no Basements in New Orleans, we have to bury our dead above ground in Mausoleums. Two or three down and you hit water. The plumbing is therefore exposed under he house to the elements. When we get a rare freeze, it can pop the pipes. Assuming you use a Danforth type anchor, cut two pieces approximately 6 inches long and slide over the "ears". The body of the anchor sits on the rode. I haven't had a scratch since.
Whaletosh posted 10-27-2000 04:35 PM ET (US)     Profile for Whaletosh    
I lined the anchor locker on my 13 Sprot with rubber sheeting that I got from the local hardware store. It is easily remonable for cleaning.

Sean Bashaw

jimh posted 10-29-2000 09:27 PM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
I have also lined the bottom of the anchor locker with rubber "carpet runner" mat that you can buy cheaply at a hardware store.

Also, on the Danforth-style anchor I use I have covered the ends of the rod (which is welded to the bottom of the flukes) with rubber caps. These keep the rod tips from scratching the gelcoat--they're the widest thing on the anchor, too.

The rest of the anchor rests on the coiled anchor rode.

--jimh

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