is there any reason why a chain locker drain cant be under the water
line and have a vent placed on the hull
with the opening to the stern to prevent water
coming in whilst moving?
I'm asking because my next project
is to get the anchor locker
sorted and the winch
etc installed so i am thinking about the drainage and how i can make it accessible.
One option is that i build a removable box in the locker for the chain to fall into, put the drain in the bottom of it and run the drain hose from that box back under the forward berth to a shut off valve and a skin fitting?
My thinking is that would give me easy access to the valve, plus if i need to remove the box for any reason i can lift
out the chain, then undo the hose at the shut off valve, then lift
box and hose out in one piece.
What are you thoughts?
I would also like to use the available space in the top of the chain locker for a rode
on a spool that i can pull out when needed but also have some way for it to retract once its done with. I know that i could use a small electric winch
type system like of the front of a small boat trailer, but I'm open for other options that you guys may have or have heard of.
It doesn't have to be an off the shelf item, i can hand fabricate just about anything if i have a picture or an idea of what to follow.
Thanks once again in advance for you time