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Re: Handling Anchor/Rode with no Locker

Originally Posted by SchockT View Post
I keep mine in a cockpit locker as well. The anchor lives back there too. I don't like hanging anchors on my pulpit because they tend to be good at snagging and ripping spinnakers! I don't anchor very often, but If I need it I can grab the anchor and chain and carry it forward, and the rode will feed out of the locker as I need it. When rafting I offer to set the stern hook!
I took the PO's anchor hangars off the pulpit because it was catching on the genoa and spinnakers. If you use the light stretchy anchor line approach to anchoring, you can easily store it in a cockpit locker with your anchor. Removing as much weight as possible from the ends of the boat helps the motion in a seaway as well.
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