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Re: Handling Anchor/Rode with no Locker

Originally Posted by SchockT View Post
I have the same thing on my boat. It is just a question of getting in there and glassing up the compartment so that it is isolated from the v-berth, and drilling a drain hole. (there is already a bulkhead there with a fabric cover over the opening) There is even a round void in the non-skid on the foredeck where something like this would fit nicely. I guess it was an option on my boat!

I have basically the same setup (and problem) jsut forward of my v-berth only mine is oval. Anchor hangs on the pulpit hangers and the rode is stored below. My rode consists of 35 foot of chain attached to to 165 feet of 1/2" nylon line. Only problem I have is fitting it all in the compartment. Damn near have to jump up and down on it to get the last 10 feet in. Nice thing is the rope locker feeds to the bilge so I can snake it down after doing some modifications. Contrary to my former belief, I am finding that 1/2" twisted line will not feed itself with the slightest change from straight vertical--especially down the inside of a fiberglass hull! Looking at a modification to mine with a fiberglass tunnel and some type of slick covering (maybe heavy visquene glued as a liner?) to get it to slide into the storage area under the v-berth. Will post some pics and the resulting solution--could just be a pic of me with my head hung in disgust tho!

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