My wife and I are looking at buying
a 1969 Morgan
30. It has an anchor locker
in the bow, but access is only from the V-berth. It would be nice to be able to access it from the deck
. So I was thinking that it would be possible to install an anchor locker
compartment and hatch
, but have some questions.
1) How can one determine if cutting a hole in the deck
of a boat will have negative structural effects?
2) My idea would be to construct a fiberglass
box in front of the V-berth, watertight. How does one attach components to the hull
of a boat?
I am thinking it's not a good idea to screw into it.
3) Any idea where an anchor
can be purchased. I've done some 'web searching but didn't find anything.
I am pretty handy, would not consider this work above my skill level in any way, but this would be something I have not done before. Thanks for the help!