My boat is going through the spring projects, some refitting, few additional "cosmetics", full cleaning etc.
One of them is the anchor, I am not comfortable with the anchor system.
The pictures will be self explanatory.
I am not sure why the previous owner decided on this system.
Tip of the bow, he cut it open with the vberth.
On top of the usual place where the chain should go, a large bollard (I think thats the name) is attached, half on the hatch, have on the deck.
The anchor chain sits in a box on the deck, that seem to me a safety hazard and really not practical at all.
I want to get the system back as it should be, as I have seen on other boats I sailed.
1. Redo the little wall separating the vberth area from the tip of the bow.
2. Move the bollard towards the mast a little, so that I can open the hatch and redo that with proper hinges and closing system.
3. Get the chain to stay there full time.
Any reason why these cant be done? shouldnt be done?