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Old 05-05-2015, 13:26   #1
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Anchors in Lockers

Hi all, I recently berthed in a very poor position as a visitor at a floating marina and the boat swished back and forth all night...There was a constant tapping noise which had me up two or three times...When I looked in the anchor locker I found that the swivel head of my 40lb CQR was tapping against the fibreglass each time the boat made a particular movement. We do a fair amount of ocean sailing and the movement in that marina was nothing compared to rough seas.

This led me to wonder, as a general rule how should an anchor be laid in its locker to minimise movement (and risk of damage)...Any help or experience would be appreciated.
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Re: Anchors in Lockers

You can imagine an anchor sat on top of chain chaffing a GRP hull as the boat rolls in the waves. Either stick some chain on top of it or as I did on my rib which had a much more violent motion at 30 knots, use rubber car mats to protect the hull.

In a smaller yacht you should be able to stow it away in the anchor locker.

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Re: Anchors in Lockers

Mine is at the bottom of the lazarette with some old sail buts on top.

Never chuck out old sails
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Re: Anchors in Lockers

Mendana,
We use 3" closed cell foam on the lazarette floor and against the hull. No sound. No vibration.
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Re: Anchors in Lockers

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Never chuck out old sails
...... or old fenders. Slice open an old nasty fender and the inside is a new slick glossy mat for a cushioning pad or anti-chafing.
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Re: Anchors in Lockers

Hello!

Avoiding to open a closely related thread...:

WHERE DO YOU STOW THE SECOND MAIN ANCHOR?? (75lbs)

On stern, into lockers, well wrapped... but.... in case of use, must transfer to bow, as floating from stern (with a crane similar to a davit) might damage boat.

Anchor locker on bow is used for extra ropes, i dont want the weight of two big anchors out there! (1/3 of the 180' chain line has been moved 7' backwards)

Any suggestions!? At the mast, is dangerous for anyone at work...

Battleships have 2 anchors on bow...
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Re: Anchors in Lockers

I recently spent some time and effort designing a method to nest my primary Mantus and secondary Bruce on the bow,-



I gained some good advice from forum members here and I'm very pleased.
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Re: Anchors in Lockers

When possible, I think it is best to have both anchors at the bow (and others in the lazarette). You may need to make chocks for it, or re-do the bow fitting. It is admirable to try and keep weight out of the ends, for sure, but maybe it is more admirable to have the security of knowing you don't have to lug the damn thing forward 50 ft. with the boat bouncing and perhaps it's raining and slippery, too----and then go about attaching rode to and deploying it.

It is the consideration of the need to deploy the second anchor quickly, before you drag onto whatever's downwind of you, that would make me go for the faster way of deploying the 2nd anchor. Actually, it is one reason to consider a Fortress as an auxiliary anchor: large fluke area and lighter weight.

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Re: Anchors in Lockers

I have a big folding grapnel that I keep low and center for rock.

I keep the two on the bow as there are times in tight areas where I want to reduce my swing and still have sufficient rode out.
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