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03-11-2014 01:38 PM
Re: Not your typical anchor question

Been there, done that until I figured out it was a lot easier to toss the heavy anchor overboard and just walk the end of the rode up to the bow.
03-11-2014 01:13 PM
Re: Not your typical anchor question

We had a similar set-up to the OP's on one of our previous boats. I kept the Danforth on the bow rail mount as a lunch hook and stowed a 33lbs Lewmar claw in the cockpit lazarette. The chain and rode were in the below-deck chain locker at the bow, with the only access from the deck being a chain pipe.

We used the Danforth for picnics, swimming etc., but I lugged the heavy claw up to the bow whenever we anchored for the night. That boat didn't have a bow/anchor roller and no easy way to install one because of the stem-head fitting and toe rails. It worked the way we used it, but it wasn't ideal and I cursed that big anchor every time I had to and from the cockpit.

Excellent anchor storage and a proper roller were mandatory requirements for the next boat.
03-11-2014 12:49 PM
Re: Not your typical anchor question

My Danforth is hanging on a bracket that only requires 1 attachment point as opposed to the photo that OP posted.
03-11-2014 12:20 PM
Re: Not your typical anchor question

Ah yes that is an IP.
03-11-2014 11:45 AM
Re: Not your typical anchor question

Originally Posted by findrichard View Post
Seaduction, you got that IP31 on a trailer?
No, that's not mine, its just a pic from the internet. The IP has a bowsprit.
03-11-2014 10:14 AM
Re: Not your typical anchor question

Seaduction, you got that IP31 on a trailer?
03-11-2014 08:40 AM
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03-11-2014 08:05 AM
Re: Not your typical anchor question

Cthoops I think if you went up a size or 2 with a Danforth you would be very happy and it won't cost as much as most of the other anchors. I have a Danforth on my E-32 that's meant for a boat in the 45' range with chain, and have anchored off the coast overnights with no worries. I also use the mounts of the rail as you have for my main anchor with no problem because of the size.
03-11-2014 07:50 AM
Re: Not your typical anchor question

Simpliest thing would be to get a Fortress. They disassemble and are lightweight, since they are made of aluminum. These 2 features allow you to store it somewhere else when you are not overnighting.

Good luck. Overnighting is half the fun and opens up new cruisung grounds, as it allows you to make longer trips.

03-11-2014 06:38 AM
Re: Not your typical anchor question

If you go for a bigger Danforth, make sure it fits in your holder. You don't want the stock and chain dangling or interfering with your jib furler, or you'd have to make a new arrangement for stowing it. We've slept happily on our Danforth in places from Ellis Island NY to Burnt Island ME, and our boat weighs about 10 tons.
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