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Time Traveler 05-23-2012 07:54 PM

C37 Anchor Locker Partition
 
Our C37 came to us with a single anchor on 20' of chain and 250' of three-strand nylon. We'll soon be adding a second anchor with a similar rode.

Our anchor locker is divided into two compartments by a lower partition that ends about 18" from the underside of the deck. Problem is that the existing rode more than fills the starboard compartment, with the last 50 to 100 feet spilling over the partition to port. Since we don't want to skimp on rode length on either anchor, so we are looking for an simple way to keep the two rodes separate.

Seems like all would be well if the partition ran all the way up to the underside of the deck. Most appealing suggestion so far is to close the gap between partition and deck with a net or, better yet, with 1" webbing.

Would greatly appreciate any tips or ideas out there.

S/V Annie
Crealock 37
#297

arisatx 05-23-2012 09:34 PM

Re: C37 Anchor Locker Partition
 
TT:
You could go Yale Brait (or equivalent) with the rode to reduce volume.

http://www.yalecordage.com/rope/nylo...nylonbrait.jpg

MarcHall 05-23-2012 10:57 PM

Re: C37 Anchor Locker Partition
 
On Crazy Fish I have 300 feet of chain and about 5 feet of line (to be able to quickly cut it free) on the starboard anchor and about 30 feet of chain and something like 150 feet of line on the port anchor - starboard anchor is a 45 lb CQR and port anchor is a 33 lb Bruce.

There is a division between the two, but the starboard anchor takes up more of the space at the bottom of the anchor locker.

I have been looking at replacing on the line with something like the Yale Braid mention in the previous post - particularly on the stern anchor which if not packed tightly spills over into the
propane locker.


Regards

Marc Hall
Crazy Fish, Crealock 37, Hull 207

DMD 05-23-2012 11:43 PM

Re: C37 Anchor Locker Partition
 
On our '37 we had the same issue with rode from one half of the locker spilling over to the other half. We added a removable extension to the fore-aft divider made from 1/2" plywood. It is held in place on top of the existing fore-aft divider by two pieces of 1/8" X 4" side aluminum strip, one screwed to each side of the divider forming an channel for the extension to sit in. So far it has worked well, and slides out to give more access if needed.

Dave
Crealock 37 #151
"Eowyn"

SVArgo 05-24-2012 11:45 AM

Re: C37 Anchor Locker Partition
 
I'd second Dave's comment. You really want a solid material, web or net is going to foul the rode.

We've had a problem with this as well, a bight of chain will get caught on the lip, then all the other chain will stack up to the hawsepipe, jamming up the windlass. Then someone has to run down below, clear it, and come back on deck. Makes for a really irritating anchor evolution.

Also, depending on your cruising grounds and ambitions, you may want to consider going with an all chain rode on your other anchor. That's the setup we use, and it's been pretty good to us. 45 lb CQR with 150 ft of 3/8" chain. We use this most of the time, it's easier to veer, set, weigh, and retrieve, and gives a lot of peace of mind.

Ryan

brokesailor 05-25-2012 05:28 AM

Re: C37 Anchor Locker Partition
 
Any of you guys have pictures of your foredeck layout? Do you have two separate hawsepipes?

DMD 05-28-2012 11:13 PM

Re: C37 Anchor Locker Partition
 
No pictures handy, but yes we do have two separate hawse pipes. I assume the setup is original from the factory, but don't know for sure. The starbord side rode leads to the windlass, and through a hole in the the deck. The port side rode goes through a bronze deck fitting (with cap) directly into the anchor locker.

Dave
Crealock 37 #151
"Eowyn"

teejayevans 05-31-2012 10:09 PM

Re: C37 Anchor Locker Partition
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by brokesailor (Post 875428)
Any of you guys have pictures of your foredeck layout? Do you have two separate hawsepipes?

The 2nd hawsepipe was an option on the 31, so all might not have it.
Tom

RainDog 06-02-2012 03:39 PM

Re: C37 Anchor Locker Partition
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by arisatx (Post 874829)
TT:
You could go Yale Brait (or equivalent) with the rode to reduce volume.

This is what I did on my stern anchor. Great product.

Be careful with brait if you use a rope/chain gypsy. The rope part of the gypsy most likely will not be able to grab the brait like it does a three strand line. I would test a short piece before buying several hundred feet.

niftynickers 06-02-2012 06:35 PM

Re: C37 Anchor Locker Partition
 
A suggestion for those who are working in the chain locker of a C37,while in there take heavy gauge plastic and line the v-berth bulkhead inside the a-locker with the sheeting to prevent water from entering the port side cabinets .I have taken blue water over the bow and water enters thru the hawse pipes soaking those cabinets even with the cover on the port hawse and the windless hawse stuffed with plastic.The plastic also helps the chain and rode slide down into the locker.For the chain clogging problem I use my manual windlass handle poked into the hawse to distribute the chain.
Good luck,
Dianne and Chuck Burke S/V NiftyNickers C37 #139


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