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Re: Handling Anchor/Rode with no Locker

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Good stuff. I am starting to take another hard look at my anchor setup on my co_26. Currently using 1/2 3 strand but it is only 100 feet with about 50 feet of chain, not enough. Both are old and need replacing. I am considering 8-plait, good to hear you like the setup. When you say store under cabin floor floor do you mean you are lifting the sunken "floor board" between the galley and ice box and storing just forward of the battery? Or are you storing the rode in the locker in the center of the V berth found under the forward hatch?

Currently I am storing the anchor aft and the rode/chain in the V berth locker under the forward hatch. It requires me to drag the anchor forward and assemble in the V berth before pulling everything up thru the forward hatch. Works ok, I don't anchor enough for it to matter either way. Only problem being I don't have my anchor setup for quick deployment. Not a big deal as I would only need it if the engine quits in the harbour and my setup there, relative to wind direction, means I could easily retreat under sail if needed.


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Re: Handling Anchor/Rode with no Locker

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Good stuff. I am starting to take another hard look at my anchor setup on my co_26. Currently using 1/2 3 strand but it is only 100 feet with about 50 feet of chain, not enough. Both are old and need replacing. I am considering 8-plait, good to hear you like the setup. When you say store under cabin floor floor do you mean you are lifting the sunken "floor board" between the galley and ice box and storing just forward of the battery? Or are you storing the rode in the locker in the center of the V berth found under the forward hatch?

Currently I am storing the anchor aft and the rode/chain in the V berth locker under the forward hatch. It requires me to drag the anchor forward and assemble in the V berth before pulling everything up thru the forward hatch. Works ok, I don't anchor enough for it to matter either way. Only problem being I don't have my anchor setup for quick deployment. Not a big deal as I would only need it if the engine quits in the harbour and my setup there, relative to wind direction, means I could easily retreat under sail if needed.


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Hey Johnny.

Yes, under the floor panel forward of the battery. So I just got out tonight to bring out the new rode and log carrier (having previously confirmed that the anchor would fit).

So pictured below is a 16lb hinged cqr/plow style anchor, 200' 1/2" 8-plait, and 15' 1/4" chain. It fits nice and even pushes forward a bit to leave a nice chunk of storage space remaining. Though there isn't much clearance between the plow and the floor panel. Note that I had a fiberglass insert under this panel before which I removed. It was like a tub that kept things from sitting directly on the bottom, but cost a ton of storage space in the process.

Not too cheap but not a ton more than the braided, and for our boat space everywhere is at a premium. The rode I removed, and I have no idea why someone chose it for this boat, was 175' of 3/4" rode with 3/8" chain. It was a monster. So removing that and getting the anchor in that space (which I had never found a use for previously) frees up the entire port v-birth locker which is nice.

My smaller anchor is a danforth with 80' of braided 3/8" rode (no chain), in the starboard cockpit locker. That rode isn't really adequate but it does make it small and light for quick deployment. And I have another braided ~100' rode which could be attached to either anchor.

Here is a picture of the big anchor underneath (note I tied off the bitter end to the log carrier handle which seemed like a smart way to not lose track of it in the bag). Sorry about rotation, too lazy to fix it.



Going forward I'm still considering adding a deck inspection plate or hawse pipe going into that space all the way forward of the V-birth. If I did that I'd attach this rode to the danforth (maybe a new fortress?) and mount the danforth permanently on the bow rail.

Though again, like you, I don't even actually anchor very often.


The rode is this:
Defender Pre-Made Anchor Rode - 8 Plait Rope Spliced to High Test Chain

Log carrier:
Amazon.com : Panacea 15251 Canvas Log Tote, Black : Log Carriers : Patio, Lawn & Garden Amazon.com : Panacea 15251 Canvas Log Tote, Black : Log Carriers : Patio, Lawn & Garden


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