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Old 27-08-2012, 08:58   #16
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Re: Anchor Locker Pile Up Fix

Check out my manually, remotely activated hinged paddle solution at Passport 40 – S/V Grendel | Passport 40 – Sailing Vessel Grendel
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Old 23-12-2015, 22:50   #17
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I'm intrigued by you gear motor idea. Are you able/willing to send me some info and images of what you've come up with?
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Old 24-12-2015, 01:29   #18
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Re: Anchor Locker Pile Up Fix

Frustrating when designers try to squeeze the last inch of legroom from the V-berth, and give you a shotglass size chainlocker. Especially powerboats.
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I have used a manual approach successfully for years. See svgrendel.com
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Re: Anchor Locker Pile Up Fix

My chain piles up... but it's 200' of 5/16" and the pile is never too high and the length so far has never been too short. Th anchor locker is well design and the windlass far enough aft that the whole thing works nicely. Good luck and good design and sensible choices... but I can see how this could be a problem.
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My chain piles up... but it's 200' of 5/16" and the pile is never too high and the length so far has never been too short. Th anchor locker is well design and the windlass far enough aft that the whole thing works nicely. Good luck and good design and sensible choices... but I can see how this could be a problem.
We have the same problem with chain piling up. We can't reach into the locker with a gaff since there is only one small hole for the chain and nothing else. We are considering the addition of a second hole with a locking cover so we can reach through with the gaff and push the chain over when needed.
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I am confused as to why letting the anchor rode heap is an issue.

Insight as to the "why" of the question would be appreciated.
I realize this is an old post . . .

But in any case -- this piling-up can jam the windlass, as others have said, but not only that -- the pile can fall over so that the working end of the chain can't be pulled out from under the pile.
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