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Re: epoxy anchor well bottom

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While I agree that you want the hole higher to keep it from clogging.. if you are going to build up a layer, I might suggest some sort of foam be glued into place first and the epoxy poured over it. Less weight, just as strong, and a small amount of extra buoyancy is added to the boat
A pourable mocrobaloon epoxy mix is a very light and rigid "foam". Keeping debris out of the hole is a consideration for sure. A second hole at the bottom might be a good way to go. The way mine ended up it stopped just below the nylon flange that provides the hose nipple. I wanted to be able to remove this fitting if necessary. It leaves a narrow trough at the forward edge of the pour. Room enough for sand and small rocks to collect. much less water remains in there and the rode doesn't sit in water anymore. I used a piece of ethafoam as a dam to exempt this space when pouring.

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Re: epoxy anchor well bottom

Would a grate or similar (i.e. wood/grp strips epoxied to the bottom or sides ) not do the trick?

That way you could raise the anchor rode from the bottom but allow the dirt to go to the bottom.
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I might suggest some sort of foam be glued into place first and the epoxy poured over it. Less weight, just as strong, and a small amount of extra buoyancy is added to the boat
I don't think it works that way any weight inside the hull, even foam is just weight. unless you are sinking and if water is up to the anchor locker it is all but sunk.
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I don't think it works that way any weight inside the hull, even foam is just weight. unless you are sinking and if water is up to the anchor locker it is all but sunk.
I think he was comparing the weight to solid epoxy/grp.

Edit: Sorry, I just realised that he mentioned "extra buoyancy". You're right. It doesn't work like that.
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