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ivansfo posted 04-25-2002 01:27 AM ET (US)   Profile for ivansfo   Send Email to ivansfo  

I just took delivery of my 2001 23' Conquest and can't figure two things out.

1) In the anchor locker is a bungee cord attached to two eyes. What is this for? I think it might be to hold down the anchor but don't see how it would work.

2) On the bow right above the rub rail is an oval insert to the hull. It looks like some kind of solar panel. Anyone know what this is?



fd3 posted 04-25-2002 02:11 PM ET (US)     Profile for fd3  Send Email to fd3     
Ivansfo, Can’t help you with the bungee cord dilemma. Was the boat new or used? Maybe the previous owner installed it to hold some item in place? The oval “solar panel” is your horn.

Enjoy your new boat!

Chap posted 04-25-2002 02:40 PM ET (US)     Profile for Chap  Send Email to Chap     
Maybe one of the eyes was supposed to be mounted on the underside of the hatch to provide tension, keeping it in place when closed.
Ed Stone posted 04-25-2002 09:48 PM ET (US)     Profile for Ed Stone  Send Email to Ed Stone     
Does your whaler have the pulpit and or
anchor roller?
If you leave your anchor pulled up
against your roller the bungee could
help hold the chain from bouncing against
the gel coat.Ofcourse the chain will have
to be secured with a tensioner or pin.
Ed Stone
Dr T posted 04-29-2002 11:25 AM ET (US)     Profile for Dr T  Send Email to Dr T     
Chap has exactly described the purpose of that same rig on my 82 Sport-13.

What is on the underside of the hatch cover?


ivansfo posted 04-30-2002 02:11 AM ET (US)     Profile for ivansfo  Send Email to ivansfo     
All, thanks for the replies. So that oval thing is the horn. Great, I should have thought of that.

This boat was purchased new from a dealer out of state that still had one in stock. In the anchor locker are two eyes. One looks to be the bow lifting ring and the other one is attached to the stern side of the box. I'll try and take a picture of it this week and post it on the net so you guys can bet a look. I think it's used to hold down the anchor or chain but I just can't see how to make use of it.



Chap posted 04-30-2002 10:02 AM ET (US)     Profile for Chap  Send Email to Chap     
Lifting type eye sounds right, I was thinking more in terms of small strap eyes. I would attach the bitter end of the rode to the lifting eye. If the other eye is a small strap eye, I still think you are missing a corresponding one on the underside of the hatch. I am only familiar with your boat on a casual basis, but that is my guess. Yardguy over looked it or was just as confused. Of course a picture is worth a thousand words and I'm sure someone here has your boat also.
ivansfo posted 05-01-2002 11:19 PM ET (US)     Profile for ivansfo  Send Email to ivansfo     
Okay, here's a picture of that bungee cord. The underside of the anchor locker lid is smooth without any eyes. To hold down the lid is a rubber stopper that snaps into the hull. I don't think this bungess is to hold down the lid.



triblet posted 05-02-2002 12:56 AM ET (US)     Profile for triblet  Send Email to triblet     
That may be the lifting ring, but it's a good
place to tie off the bitter end of the
anchor line.

That bungie cord looks like a home-brew job,
not BW.


InHerNet posted 05-02-2002 09:34 AM ET (US)     Profile for InHerNet  Send Email to InHerNet     
I have the 2000 23 Outrage and in my locker box I have a cleat in place of the ring on the aft side. I would not assume that it is a lifting ring on yours. I would check with one of the dealers in your area. The bungee chord looks like it is used to hold the anchor chain down like Ed stated.
fd3 posted 05-02-2002 11:40 AM ET (US)     Profile for fd3  Send Email to fd3     
I have to agree with Ed and InHerNet that it is used to secure the anchor when left in the roller on the pulpit. If you snapped it on the shackle where the chain attaches to the anchor it would prevent accidental deployment of the anchor and keep the anchor tight against the roller. My 21 Conquest has a cleat where the upper end of the bungee is attached on yours. If I leave my anchor in the roller I have to wrap the chain around the cleat to secure it. I think I will fashion something similar to what you have. It looks like a much better idea! I did see an accidental deployment of an anchor on a fairly big cruiser one day. He obviously had a winch with a free fall feature and had not rigged a preventer. He went by me at 20+ knots and the anchor fell. He saw it and backed off immediately but of course couldn’t stop before all the lined played out. The anchor caught the bottom and pulled the bow down pivoting the boat around 180 degrees. I wouldn’t have believed the anchor would have caught under those circumstances but Murphy always seems to be around when you least need him. That day had a happy ending as no one was hurt and there didn’t appear to be any obvious damage. The lesson I learned that day is the anchor needs to be absolutely secure when underway.
triblet posted 05-05-2002 11:42 PM ET (US)     Profile for triblet  Send Email to triblet     
InHerNet, I think he meant the one on the
right is the lifting ring, not the wimpy
one on the left.


dogface posted 05-07-2002 12:35 PM ET (US)     Profile for dogface  Send Email to dogface     
Make sure you have a "keeper" to hold your anchor while under way. I had the wonderful experience of having the anchor let loose while doing 30 knots, thought I hit a Buick. I'll never make that mistake again after a 500$ bill for gelcoat work.
ivansfo posted 05-07-2002 03:13 PM ET (US)     Profile for ivansfo  Send Email to ivansfo     
Okay, I think I see how this bugunee cord works now. It's used to eliminate any slack in the anchor chain when the anchor is stored on the pulpit.

The part that confused me was that one end was attached to the bow lifting ring. I now see that it's just put there when not in use so it down whip around.



David Pendleton posted 05-07-2002 07:33 PM ET (US)     Profile for David Pendleton  Send Email to David Pendleton     
Wow, I wish my anchor rode locker was that clean!

I have a 99 Conquest, and my locker looks a little different. Is yours a molded fiberglass 'bucket'?

The aft wall of mine appears to the the forward wall of the cuddy, with appropriate caulking on the locker side.


JoeyP posted 05-07-2002 10:47 PM ET (US)     Profile for JoeyP  Send Email to JoeyP     
I have the same on my 275 Conquest. I immediately noticed it as soon as I opened the hatch. Seems like another insert should have been placed on that aft wall. I checked some other Conquests(99 and 00)already in use at the marina. There didn't seem to be any water damage to that aft wall.
David Pendleton posted 05-07-2002 11:15 PM ET (US)     Profile for David Pendleton  Send Email to David Pendleton     
I don't have any water damage, yet.

However, I wish there was more than just a centimeter of starboard (and caulk) between my locker and cuddy cabin...

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