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To anchor box or not to anchor box?? hmm

Hello
I thought I'd solicit some opinion on aesthetics and practicality
When I got my Danica 16 pocket cruiser it had a wooden anchor box mounted on the foredeck
It's well constructed out of teak or mahogany , fits snugly up against the cabin and it has an anchor and line carved in the front.
It generally holds the chain and rode
I haven't been able to decide if I like it.
Presently it's off the bow and in my cabin footwell where I also stow my chain and rode
It's a practical unit and anything wood is pleasing on a fiberglass boat but it's square lines are a little boxy on a round boat.
So since I'm undecided I thoughtI'd solicit some opinion
here's with and without photos
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I hate it. Take it off there now. Burn it and piss on the dying embers. Bury the residue. Apologize to your boat for it ever having been there to spoil her good looks.
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Re: To anchor box or not to anchor box?? hmm

Gosh don't hold back, I was hoping you'd tell me how you really felt

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Re: To anchor box or not to anchor box?? hmm

Judging by the photo of the boat, you don't have an excess of storage space to spare. I would leave the box in place, it makes a good place to sit when feeding out the anchor line, and it will not have any effect on the boat's sailing ability. It's no worse than someone with a stupid sailbag tied to the bow rail, or someone with a dinghy perched on the bow so they cannot even access the anchor.

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Re: To anchor box or not to anchor box?? hmm

Looks better without, for sure. For me, the question would be does its practical value justify its presence.
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Re: To anchor box or not to anchor box?? hmm

There must be a better way , I would loose the box..Dale
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Re: To anchor box or not to anchor box?? hmm

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I hate it. Take it off there now. Burn it and piss on the dying embers. Bury the residue. Apologize to your boat for it ever having been there to spoil her good looks.
Good heavens that was a tadge over emotional. Then again you may have just been taking the piss .... I hope so.

Hey WindKiller .... it really doesn't look all that bad, gives you somewhere to sit and keeps the weight of anchor and rode up front albeit somewhat higher than you might want. Anywho, I'd keep it just for the seat.
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Re: To anchor box or not to anchor box?? hmm

I agree with ARF145, any space on this boat is valuable and if it is practical to keep it then why not? It might help to paint it the color of the gel coat to make it blend in a bit more.
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Re: To anchor box or not to anchor box?? hmm

Keep it. put a cushion on the lid and you've got a great fishing seat.
The cabin trunk is just screaming to have a second set of ports added ahead of the current ports, or longer portlights installed. Or a hefty "eyebrow" installed. That would cut down on the humpback whale-like visual bulk of the expanse of fiberglass that makes up the house, and integrate the box anchor locker into the rest of the boat better.
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Re: To anchor box or not to anchor box?? hmm

I like it, it also looks like a nice place to sit and fish.
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