Originally Posted by tschmidty
Looks nice. I suppose that first hole for the rode is open all the time to the hull though isn't it?
My thought on this was to cut out an anchor locker hatch, glass in where the forward bulkhead is and put a thru hull in. A heck of a lot more work though.
Actually that part is designed rather well, there's a cover that goes on top of this hole allowing the rode to travel forward into it. I suspect no water ingress either with rain or bow waves, if a little does get through it's piped right into the bilge with the 3" rode pipe.
Wouldn't a hole cut to allow a locker hatch seriously weaken the foredeck? It would also take up valuable real estate up there, I like to sit up there while underway, one of my favorite spots.I also still have some storage (for pajamas?) in the FWD bulkhead.