SailNet Community - View Single Post - Divider in the chain locker on a PSC 34
View Single Post
post #2 of Old 03-20-2015
Senior Member
DaveMancini's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Oregon
Posts: 285
Thanks: 9
Thanked 26 Times in 25 Posts
Rep Power: 14
Re: Divider in the chain locker on a PSC 34

Here's an alternative. We put as much chain as will fit in the port bin (hand fed) first, then the rest goes into the bigger starboard bin. As it works out, we rarely get into the "reserve" bin. We keep 200 feet of 3/8" which is the same weight and probably similar volume (?) to 300 feet of 5/16". We fit about 60 feet in the reserve bin. You would fit more, of course. When we do have to use the reserve, it's no big deal re-stowing it in the two bins upon weighing, certainly not as big a deal as cutting out that divider. Different story if you are single handing, though.

Yes, the locker does drain to the bilge.

Dave Mancini
PSC34 s/v Swan

Last edited by DaveMancini; 03-20-2015 at 11:36 AM. Reason: Error
DaveMancini is online now  
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome