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NormanKlipspringer 2:19pm, 22 August 2007
Before yesterday I always used to say that Archimedes did not have an anchor locker, which I found less than satisfactory. I discovered yesterday that she does have a chain locker. There is a screw cover (2" dia) in the foredeck which leads to a pipe which in turn leads to a locker under the front part of the fore cabin floor. I believe that it is meant to be used by keeping the anchor in a seperate locker and when deploying undo the screw cover of the chain locker, attach the anchor and away to go. Has anyone else got this arrangement. If so - how do you stop the chain when it is detached from the anchor from disappearing down the pipe? Recovering the chain could be interesting, since I have rope then chain. The rope will not fall down the pipe so it will mean a trip into the cabin to ease the rope down. This is the price you pay for a clean fore deck. Is my interpretation correct? Anyone enlighten me? Incidently what would be the best way to secure the anchor to the chain for easy removal and secure attachment?
Skykomish E29 Posted 11 years ago. Edited by Skykomish E29 (member) 11 years ago
Norman look at Phil Thomas' photo of his boat , his anchor has the same arrangement, but he appears to keep it attached on the bow roller.

We have a proper anchor locker, but due to buying a massive anchor on e bay I find that it won't fit plus I don't like keeping all that weight foreward so we keep our anchor in the cockpit locker, attaching with a standard bowed shackle when needed which incidently is rare.

The only unsatisfactory part of this arrangement is the risk involved with taking the anchor to the bow, but we always clip onto a safety line anyway so at worst we risk only loosing the anchor.
busy home [deleted] 11 years ago
Goskar has original system .Danforth anchor secured on chocks with light line ties ,Hawse pipe foreward of it, all chain .no rope. attached with shackle .Photo to follow.
Different chocks can be bought/made for other anchors
Very best wishes for weekend !
Phil Thomas1 11 years ago
Hi Norman ..Sorry for the delay in picking up on this. I've been away working. Yes I do have a rather novel (if somewhat Heath Robinson) solution which leaves the anchor mounted on the bow roller. I cannot lay claim to the 'design' (It was that way when I got it) but it seems to work OK for me. In the sprit of 'A Picture paints 1000 words' I will take a photo or two over the weekend to clarify. The only downside to my arrangement is that it leaves us with what is effectively an 'Armoured Bow' which frightens the other boaters a bit when we tie up...ah well.
Be in touch again soon.

Phil
Phil Thomas1 11 years ago
Hi again Norman

It was a sunny afternoon and I couldn't pass up the excuse to have something to do on the boat. I have taken photos of the anchor setup and the rather nifty anchor locker arrangement and uploaded them to my photos page. Hopefully they will be of help to you or others. Comments or suggestions for improvement welcome.

Phil
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NormanKlipspringer 11 years ago
Phil, I have answered your email directly. Thanks for the photos. I will have to make a similar arrangement for Archimedes. Why not upload the photos to the group so everyone can benefit.
Thanks
Norman
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NormanKlipspringer 11 years ago
I have now sorted out my chain locker and anchor stowage. I have fitted a chain pipe on top of the existing fitting and have decided to stos the anchor on the bow roller as below.
Anchor stowage

Anchor stowage
busy home [deleted] 11 years ago
This looks very frightning, ! You are very welcome to visit at any time but please leave your boat at home or promise to moor a mile down stream.
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NormanKlipspringer 11 years ago
I took my cue from Phil's earlier pictures:
Anchor Setup1
Thanks Phil for the information.
Phil Thomas1 11 years ago
Happy to have been of help. I must say that the skippers of some of our Cardiff Bay 'Gin Palaces' do seem to treat me with a little more respect these days........
Super Snoopy 050 11 years ago
Must try hanging the anchor over the front next time i'm in the bay. I seem to get 'Gin Palaces' cuting across in front of me every time i'm in there.
busy home [deleted] 11 years ago
The bigger the engine the smaller the brain!
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