Best suggestion for adding 100 lbs to the anchor locker - Page 2 - SailNet Community

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  


Quick Menu
Forums           
Articles          
Galleries        
Boat Reviews  
Classifieds     
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Charts
Clothing
Electrical
Electronics
Engine
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Maintenance
Marine Electronics
Navigation
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Rigging
Safety
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here






Go Back   SailNet Community > On Board > Gear & Maintenance
 Not a Member? 


Like Tree9Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #11  
Old 04-27-2012
tomperanteau's Avatar
Crotchety Old Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: San Pedro Harbor, California
Posts: 843
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Rep Power: 6
tomperanteau is on a distinguished road
Re: Best suggestion for adding 100 lbs to the anchor locker

Quote:
Originally Posted by MarkSF View Post
Right now there's 20 ft or so of chain. Would there be any significant advantage to extending that? A quick look online showed 90ft lengths of chain with the correct weight, roughly. Bear in mind there is no windlass (yet)
If you don't have a windlass then you don't want any more chain than you can lift and pull board. You probably should have more than 20' though/

Experience taught me that when we dropped the anchor for the first time on a boat we just bought, we should have checked just how much chain was being let out. As it turned out we were in about 60' of water and had over 200' of chain with no windlass. Things didn't go well.

We currently have 20' with an oversized anchor, but it's not nearly enough chain for our 36' boat, so we're going to add at least another 100'.

Add your chain and buy a windlass.
__________________
Capt'n Tom Living Aboard 50/50

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

S/V Footprints

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Youtube

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


1969 Crealock/Columbia 36 Sloop completely refitted in 2000 and new Yanmar in 2006.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #12  
Old 04-27-2012
mitiempo's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Victoria B.C. Canada
Posts: 6,981
Thanks: 0
Thanked 61 Times in 52 Posts
Rep Power: 7
mitiempo will become famous soon enough mitiempo will become famous soon enough
Re: Best suggestion for adding 100 lbs to the anchor locker

I agree with Chris that you only have to lift the anchor weight plus chain for the depth you are anchored in - hopefully closer to 20' than 70'. If you are getting a windlass all chain makes sense, otherwise not.

What are your cruising plans? Windlass and all chain may make sense if going far but if you are staying local probably not.

I think my first choice would be to move the batteries farther forward if possible.They should be in the middle 50% of the boat if possible.

Failing that if you have heavy items that are used rarely like tools store them under the V-berth. I wouldn't put weight higher than necessary, and except for anchor chain certainly not as high as an anchor locker.

Ideally if you have all chain it should be stored low as well.
souljour2000 likes this.
__________________
Brian
Living aboard in Victoria Harbour
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #13  
Old 04-27-2012
souljour2000's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 601
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 7
souljour2000 is on a distinguished road
Re: Best suggestion for adding 100 lbs to the anchor locker

If the boat is under 30 feet...having the batteries near the CG is probably best...they are one of the densest and weighty things on a boat that size...and should be close to keel as possible in my opinion...move the batts...or add additional chain/anchor to anchor locker ...or a water tank or extra chain/anchor to vee berth area...if chain make sure locker is ventilated well or chain is oiled...or rust will ensue like white on rice...

Last edited by souljour2000; 04-27-2012 at 11:11 PM.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #14  
Old 04-27-2012
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Narragansett Bay
Posts: 8,644
Thanks: 10
Thanked 110 Times in 105 Posts
Rep Power: 6
Minnewaska will become famous soon enough Minnewaska will become famous soon enough
Re: Best suggestion for adding 100 lbs to the anchor locker

How about a super model leaning against the pulpit.
blt2ski and Tempest like this.
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Jeanneau 54DS

In the harsh marine environment, something is always in need of repair. Margaritas fix everything.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #15  
Old 04-28-2012
Maine Sail's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Maine Coast
Posts: 5,247
Thanks: 9
Thanked 107 Times in 78 Posts
Rep Power: 15
Maine Sail is just really nice Maine Sail is just really nice Maine Sail is just really nice Maine Sail is just really nice
Re: Best suggestion for adding 100 lbs to the anchor locker

Quote:
Originally Posted by MarkSF View Post
Right now there's 20 ft or so of chain. Would there be any significant advantage to extending that? A quick look online showed 90ft lengths of chain with the correct weight, roughly. Bear in mind there is no windlass (yet)
Add it as a storm rode and use it if or when you need it. I don't generally like to add weight that is not potentially usable in some way or another. A good length of chain rode on a boat never hurts to have and it will help your boat sit on her lines better than a hunk of lead. We have 200 feet of chain that is part of our storm rode and 65' of chain on our working rode.. Bow still sits a little high when the holding tank is empty...
__________________
______
-Maine Sail / CS-36T


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.




© Images In Posts Property of Compass Marine Inc.


Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #16  
Old 04-28-2012
SimonV's Avatar
Wish I never found SN!
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Brisbane Australia
Posts: 1,995
Thanks: 3
Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
Rep Power: 9
SimonV will become famous soon enough
Re: Best suggestion for adding 100 lbs to the anchor locker

I say add an anchor winch and some extra chain, one day you will be glad you did.
__________________
Simon
Ericson 39B.
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

I love my boat
S/V GOODONYA
Brisbane
present location Heading to the Whitesundays

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

DELIVERY SKIPPER
Drinking Rum before 10am makes you a Pirate NOT an alcohlic
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #17  
Old 04-28-2012
Squidd's Avatar
Superior Sailor
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Eagle River Wi.
Posts: 901
Thanks: 2
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Rep Power: 3
Squidd is on a distinguished road
Re: Best suggestion for adding 100 lbs to the anchor locker

Yeah...winch, chain and an extra battery to run it up front...

But then you'll have to add extra weight to the stern to balance 'er out...
jrd22 likes this.
__________________
"Might as well cast off...If anything is gonna happen...It's gonna happen out there..."
"Captin Ron"
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #18  
Old 04-28-2012
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: San Francisco Bay area
Posts: 2,102
Thanks: 0
Thanked 29 Times in 29 Posts
Rep Power: 4
MarkSF is on a distinguished road
Re: Best suggestion for adding 100 lbs to the anchor locker

I just checked today exactly what the boat has for a ground tackle. It's a 20lb CQR, and 20ft of 5/16" chain. Someone must have had a bad back!

There's also a large Danforth in the lazarette. Good thing I never threw it overboard, as it wasn't attached to the rode!

A little research tells me I should have at least a 35lb CQR and 1/2" chain on the bow of that boat.

I guess I'll put replacing the ground tackle high up on my list.
__________________
1984 Bristol 31.1
Alameda, California, USA
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #19  
Old 04-29-2012
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Narragansett Bay
Posts: 8,644
Thanks: 10
Thanked 110 Times in 105 Posts
Rep Power: 6
Minnewaska will become famous soon enough Minnewaska will become famous soon enough
Re: Best suggestion for adding 100 lbs to the anchor locker

1/2" chain would be pretty beefy for a 31 ft boat. Nothing wrong with it. More common to see 3/8" or 7/16".
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Jeanneau 54DS

In the harsh marine environment, something is always in need of repair. Margaritas fix everything.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #20  
Old 04-29-2012
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: N. VA
Posts: 656
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 7
dacap06 is on a distinguished road
Send a message via Yahoo to dacap06
Re: Best suggestion for adding 100 lbs to the anchor locker

Whether or not you should add more chain depends on your intended use of the boat. Do you need it to anchor around SF Bay? Are you heading out of the bay?

If you decide not to add chain, a better idea might be to remove all the weight you can from the lazarette and stern. We tend to accumulate a lot of crap on a boat we don't really need. We'll sail faster and have an easier time getting to what we do need if we clean our boats out yearly. I'm going to do mine tomorrow, just as soon as I launch!
__________________
T. P. Donnelly
S/V Tranquility Base
1984 Islander 30 Bahama
Pasadena, MD
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

 
Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
E32 anchor locker mod Ritchard Endeavour 2 07-09-2012 08:24 AM
Anchor chain ... locker micheck Cal 4 06-15-2011 06:31 PM
Anchor Locker Renovation QuickMick Gear & Maintenance 2 08-26-2010 04:53 PM
Anchor Locker Drain playinthru08 Gear & Maintenance 8 09-01-2008 01:19 PM
hinge oem - anchor locker oday25maine Gear & Maintenance 2 10-24-2004 04:57 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:31 AM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) Marine.com LLC 2000-2012