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Bungee cord in anchor locker
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posted 04-25-2002 01:27 AM ET (US)
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?
posted 04-25-2002 02:11 PM ET (US)
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!
posted 04-25-2002 02:40 PM ET (US)
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.
posted 04-25-2002 09:48 PM ET (US)
Does your whaler have the pulpit and or
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.
posted 04-29-2002 11:25 AM ET (US)
Chap has exactly described the purpose of that same rig on my 82 Sport-13.
What is on the underside of the hatch cover?
posted 04-30-2002 02:11 AM ET (US)
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.
posted 04-30-2002 10:02 AM ET (US)
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.
posted 05-01-2002 11:19 PM ET (US)
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.
posted 05-02-2002 12:56 AM ET (US)
That may be the lifting ring, but it's a good
place to tie off the bitter end of the
That bungie cord looks like a home-brew job,
posted 05-02-2002 09:34 AM ET (US)
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.
posted 05-02-2002 11:40 AM ET (US)
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.
posted 05-05-2002 11:42 PM ET (US)
InHerNet, I think he meant the one on the
right is the lifting ring, not the wimpy
one on the left.
posted 05-07-2002 12:35 PM ET (US)
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.
posted 05-07-2002 03:13 PM ET (US)
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.
posted 05-07-2002 07:33 PM ET (US)
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.
posted 05-07-2002 10:47 PM ET (US)
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.
posted 05-07-2002 11:15 PM ET (US)
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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