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Re: Best suggestion for adding 100 lbs to the anchor locker

If all you are doing is anchoring around SF bay in less than 40-50 knots of wind, your current setup is PLENTY! I use a 7.5KG/16.5 bruce with 15' of chain for my 30' boat, thought about going to a 10kg as the primary but stored below, and getting a 4kg bruce and 5' of chain to meet the minimum 12 lb anchor/chain/metal race rules I have to follow, so I have as little wt on the ends of the boat. Either that or go with a fortress, but they do not dig in or catch very well here in puget sound. More or less useless POJ! Some area's I am sure they are great!

I'm like a few of the others, get rid of some wt on the aft end, not need to add more wt which makes you slower, hobby horse more etc. I've held just fine with current setup in upwards of 30-35 knots of wind, 3-4' waves.

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Re: Best suggestion for adding 100 lbs to the anchor locker

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Going back to your original post - why are the batteries so far aft and can they be moved to where they should be, in the middle third of the boat?
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Re: Best suggestion for adding 100 lbs to the anchor locker

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I would like to add approx 100 lbs to the anchor locker, to make the boat sit on it's lines. The weight is needed thanks to the two extra batteries added to the lazarettes, and the removal by a PO of a large amount of anchor chain.

Any suggestions for actually adding it? Where can you buy large lumps of iron?

My local sports store has 50 lb hand weights for about $50 each, so far that's my best plan.
Best suggestion you ask? Well here is what one guy has done for weight on the bow. If you pick the smallest one for your boat she may be in the range of 100lbs.


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Re: Best suggestion for adding 100 lbs to the anchor locker

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Going back to your original post - why are the batteries so far aft and can they be moved to where they should be, in the middle third of the boat?
The batteries are at the front of the cockpit lockers, against the cabin bulkhead. It would be hard to move them, there's really no space.

Guess I could go back to 1 battery on each bank. There's a 120lb weight saving for a start.

The only other heavy things in the cockpit lockers are : The water heater, and a Danforth anchor. Trouble is I've tried, and the Danforth won't fit anywhere else.
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Re: Best suggestion for adding 100 lbs to the anchor locker

I wouldn't eliminate batteries. I would try to put heavy items forward but not too far forward, maybe as far forward as the batteries are aft, like under the aft part of the V-berth. Heavy items you already have, not weighty items you don't need.
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Re: Best suggestion for adding 100 lbs to the anchor locker

Actually I've been doing that. This weekend, I moved a bunch of stuff from various lockers in the salon to the ones above the V berth, organising it at the same time and creating a plan of what's where. She's now sitting perfectly on her lines.
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