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Old 30-03-2013, 01:21   #1
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Epoxy bottom of anchor well

I have just purchased a 44 Hunter DS and cleaned out the anchor well And found that there is a lot of junk below the drain hole, Has anyone epoxied up to the level of the drain hole To stop the anchor sitting in any water
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Old 30-03-2013, 02:32   #2
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Re: Epoxy bottom of anchor well

Nothing should be in water, below the drain hole. Anchor is more conveniently located on the bow, ready to deploy.

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Old 30-03-2013, 03:13   #3
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hi,
my chain locker bottom is below water line, it's draining into bilge and automatically over board.
I do wash chain in the locker with fresh water, for frequent coastal use there is no problem with water and zinc love it.
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Old 30-03-2013, 04:29   #4
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Re: Epoxy bottom of anchor well

Why not put a couple of wooden chocks in the anchor locker to raise the anchor a tad?
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I should have said chain is below the drain not anchor, it is on front of boat
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Old 30-03-2013, 11:41   #6
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Re: Epoxy bottom of anchor well

How far below?
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Old 30-03-2013, 16:10   #7
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About 6 inches
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Old 30-03-2013, 19:01   #8
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Re: Epoxy bottom of anchor well

6 inches is a fair bit - would cost a bit in epoxy.......

where does the drain go? a hole through the hull and straight overboard? or down into the boat / the bilge?

If the former I would simply drill another hole!, and either plug up the original(s?) (with epoxy and Gelcoat or a coachbolt) - or leave it as extra drainage!
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Old 30-03-2013, 19:38   #9
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Re: Epoxy bottom of anchor well

If you wanted to fill, instead of straight epoxy, you could use blocks of wood embedded join the epoxy to take up space
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