Quantity and storage for anchor chain for a Pacific Seacraft 31
Our 1989 PS 31 came with no windlass and almost no chain, just rode. We just bought a Lofranz horizontal electric windlass for 5/16 in HT chain and were wondering what all of you other 31 owners have for length and type of chain/rode, and where you store it. We are planning to cruise in Mexico and then the South Pacific, we hope, and have been told we need 300 feet of chain for deep anchorages and coral, but doubt that will fit in the forward chain locker, and will also make us bow heavy. What is the most amount of chain you carry, do you carry it all in the forward chain locker, has anyone made any modifications to carry more chain, what combos of chain/rode have worked for you, how have you dealt with the chain piling up on itself without deck access to the forward locker, and do you have any other tips or info you think would be useful? Thanks Cindy, Cool Change
Last edited by CindyP; 12-30-2012 at 11:55 AM.