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Let's see ... 150' of 5/16 HT chain, a Rocna 25 anchor and a Lewmar V3 windlass-I guess it's god's way of telling you that you have too much money
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What size boat do you have??? A Rocna 25 is a pretty big anchor. Welcome to the club by the way, as I have a Rocna 15 sitting on the bow roller on my boat.
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You need better security.
You are right, of course. The welder suggested at a minimum that I replace those flat head screws with ones that need a special star wrench to remove them, but I should probably do more than that ...
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Swan 38-in Southeast Alaska the biggest hunk of iron you can drop over the side the better..and I'm getting too old to pull it up by hand.
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A better padlock hasp would have the fasteners concealed under the metal when the piece is locked. The ones I use on my boat look like this:



You can't remove the screws when it is locked, and stainless steel is a PITA to cut. It can also be secured without a padlock by turning the padlock eye.

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Swan 38-in Southeast Alaska the biggest hunk of iron you can drop over the side the better..and I'm getting too old to pull it up by hand.
Anchor or a Windlass, you decide what he meant !! ( g )
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I just spent $37 for 3 feet of 6" x 3/4" teak to rebuild my sail bin cover.

Just finished putting the teak seam goo in. In 48 hours, ready to sand and cetol.
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I bid on a full set of LED nav lights earlier today, but it probably won't count because I will get outbid unless I am lucky (but none of you will do it now, right? Yeah, right... ). Oh, but wait, I am hexing anyone who reads this post and then goes and outbids me.
BTW, I use the same user name pretty much everywhere. "I ain't hidin' from nobody. Nobody's hidin' from me."
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