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chaimemet posted 11-19-2003 08:39 PM ET (US)   Profile for chaimemet   Send Email to chaimemet  
Own a M170 03 . I have a problem trying to store my anchor rode. I have a small Fortress anchor but I have 300' of 3/8s" rode. Every time I go out water gets into the locker of course. The drain hole works fine. I quess the locker should be left open after washown cleanup to dry out. My question is that is there a way to maintain that the rode does not become entangled and knotted.or mildewed? Should a raised plastic upgrading be used to keep it off the glass.
TRAFFICLAWYER posted 11-19-2003 09:03 PM ET (US)     Profile for TRAFFICLAWYER    
easy solution, get a few pieces of dri-deck interlocking squres and put them in your locker. I have done this on my last 4 Whalers and use drideck thruout.
jaccoserv posted 11-19-2003 10:17 PM ET (US)     Profile for jaccoserv  Send Email to jaccoserv     
Trafficlawyer's right on the money, I bought 4 squares and used a pair of snips and some tie-wraps to make a liner that follows the contours of the locker. Plus, it keeps the anchor, or anything else in there, from scratching the gelcoat.
Knot at Work posted 11-20-2003 08:57 AM ET (US)     Profile for Knot at Work  Send Email to Knot at Work     
Great Suggestion! Where do you purchase the material? Marine West?
ghefty posted 11-20-2003 10:41 AM ET (US)     Profile for ghefty  Send Email to ghefty     
I took a 5gal bucket, cut it down to fit in the locker, then notched the upper edge to hold the anchor. This leaves me a little extra storage around the bucket for things like a castnet, dry-bag, etc. I only wish I had done this before the anchor scratched the gelcoat in the locker.
bobeson posted 11-20-2003 05:24 PM ET (US)     Profile for bobeson  Send Email to bobeson     

I'm using a drideck liner in my 170 bow locker too.
Even then, I find that my rode (300' of 3/8") does
not dry adequately after use if the locker remains
closed, and I was getting bits of mildew on the
inside of the locker hatch. So now I always flake
the rode on top of my deck when I put the boat away,
and I leave the locker hatch open for a few hours
to dry out before closing it and then putting on the
mooring cover. This is a bit of a hassle, but it
does keep my rode nice, and I get to "inspect" it
as I stow the rode back into the locker after it's dry.

chaimemet posted 11-20-2003 06:19 PM ET (US)     Profile for chaimemet  Send Email to chaimemet     
Thanks much I will go after the drideck. i dont think 300' of 3/8s rode will fit into the bucket.
Jimm posted 11-20-2003 08:27 PM ET (US)     Profile for Jimm    
I speak from experience; you have to cut down a five gallon bucket to allow the hatch cover to close. 150 feet of 3/8 line just about fit. The ten feet of chain were stored outside the bucket. I received some great advice to just flake the line (150') into the locker and let it fall where it might. Works great and there's still room for the fenders. Line dries quicker outside a bucket.. Jim

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