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Name that deck fitting

What is this thing?



I leads into the anchor locker.

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Re: Name that deck fitting

Hawsepipe.


The slot allows you to close the lid without disconnecting the anchor chain.

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Re: Name that deck fitting

Since your rode doesn't go through the hawse I'm assuming someone added a windlass, making that fitting redundant. It is a source of water into your chainlocker so if that's the case I'd remove it and cap it.
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Re: Name that deck fitting

Thanks!

I assumed that the windlass and this hawspipe were both original on the boat, but I guess when things are 30+ years old, +/- five years is hard to tell [if in fact the windlass was added later]. I think I will keep it to run a second chain out if I need to.

When we got the boat there was a sewn sunbrella cover that was lost in a nasty beating leg a few years ago. It was held on with velcro. Making a new one would reduce the amount of water that could get in.
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Re: Name that deck fitting

Chain cleat. Allows anchor chains to be stored in the locker and at least partially protects from water ingress.
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Thanks!

I assumed that the windlass and this hawspipe were both original on the boat, but I guess when things are 30+ years old, +/- five years is hard to tell [if in fact the windlass was added later]. I think I will keep it to run a second chain out if I need to.

When we got the boat there was a sewn sunbrella cover that was lost in a nasty beating leg a few years ago. It was held on with velcro. Making a new one would reduce the amount of water that could get in.

A sumbrella cover is much more ship-like than what I'm about to propose, but these other, field-expedient alternatives have been tried and tested to keep water out on a passage:

1: Stuff a nerf ball into the hole (apparently this works very well)

2: Line the hawespipe with cling-wrap then spray a bunch of expanding foam into it. The foam will create a custom made plug but won't bond to the hawse because of the cling-film. You can also cast a pope or light chain lanyard in the middle of the foam plug.

3: Mummify the hawse with duct tape and cling film before a passage.

4: Stuff a tennis ball into the hawse.

Another idea I had was to make a sumbrella cover, in the shape of a cone, and sew it ON TO the chain rode. It would receive more wear and tear by going overboard but as a part of the rode it would never be misplaced and would always be right at the correct link to seat it over the hawse.

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3: Mummify the hawse with duct tape and cling film before a passage. MedSailor
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Re: Name that deck fitting

Good nice fitting I will give U 20 bucks for it !!!!
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