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Old 02-06-2016, 10:59   #1
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Watched anchor hatch slowly float away...

Took delivery of our brand new 1968 Dufour Arpege 30 near Baltimore. Started the amazing process of getting her home to New Port Richey, Florida. Marveled at the beauty that is Virginia, and peed myself when my rapture with the landscape took us off-course and we grounded in a small bay. Let out the boom, hung my 260# butt out, and she to shallower water. The anchor hatch (PO said it needed to be replaced) waves lovingly at me as it slowly lifted from its assigned location and ever so gently drifted away...

So...any idea where to find an anchor hatch for her? Seems to be an odd size and my FG skills have yet to improve to the point where I would construct it myself.
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Old 02-06-2016, 11:15   #2
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Re: Watched anchor hatch slowly float away...

Should have recovered that hatch for sure. Easier to duplicate with it, but often can just be repaired/reinforced/recored using the original.
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