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Old 18-05-2012, 21:50   #1
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Storing Anchor Rode Without Anchor Locker

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I have a 22' sail boat without bow anchor locker. I have mounted a bow roller on the bowsprit and a chain stopper. My anchor rod consists of 4 meters 6mm chain and the rest is 50 m of rope. I am doing only a coastal cruising. Considering the short chain length is there a way to secure it as well as the rope on the deck?Any other suggestions are welcome.
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In a firmly fastened-down canvas bag?
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Re: storing anchor rode without anchor locker

The bag's a good idea. Or you could coil it and lash it to the pulpit.
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Re: storing anchor rode without anchor locker

A plastic milk or Coca Cola carrying tray. Slot out for slipping over bow cleat. Bungy cord over the top.
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Re: storing anchor rode without anchor locker

I used to just hang mine off the side of the bow pulpit and use a single short line to hold it all in place using a slip knot. Wish I had a pic to show you how so it will run free when you drop the anchor.
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Re: storing anchor rode without anchor locker

Mesh bag, or 5-gal. bucket, or plastic basket or milk crate. BlueStocking's idea "Slot out for slipping over bow cleat" is a good one.

If you feed the whole rode into a container hand-over-hand, with the bitter-end first, it will feed out smoothly. You will never have to deal with coils or kinks.
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Re: storing anchor rode without anchor locker

I had a 22' without a locker as well. I kept the anchor and rode under the v berth. I mostly day sailed and anchored to party. I am in the same boat (pun intended) Now I have 26' with a chain pipe that just feeds under the berth. I really dont want to accumulate water if possible. I am considering fabricating a "well" of wood and fiberglass with a Thru-hull drain.
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Re: storing anchor rode without anchor locker

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Mesh bag, or 5-gal. bucket, or plastic basket or milk crate. BlueStocking's idea "Slot out for slipping over bow cleat" is a good one.

If you feed the whole rode into a container hand-over-hand, with the bitter-end first, it will feed out smoothly. You will never have to deal with coils or kinks.
Ditto!
I used a 8 gl. bucket for my stern/spare anchor. I can put 200' of 1/2" braided line w/30' of chain into it. The line feeds out just like a locker, and hand over hand right back in.
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Thanks for your advice. I like the mesh bag solution most. I need to think fixing it on the pulpit.
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Thanks for your advice. I like the mesh bag solution most. I need to think fixing it on the pulpit.
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Thanks for your advice. I like the mesh bag solution most. I need to think fixing it on the pulpit.
Back when I had a 22 foot trailer sailor, I found that it was much easier to stow the rode in an open-top box (eg milk crate) than to stuff it into a bag. It also ran freer coming out. I left the bitter end sticking out the bottom of the crate with a spliced eye sized to fit the bow cleat on one side, and then made the line fast to the other one. When not in use, the crate, anchor and rode were stowed in a cockpit locker.

Worked for me...

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A bucket works fine and is often at hand. But a strong canvas bag makes it easier to drag the toys around. Have your pick.

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Hi,

I have a 22' sail boat without bow anchor locker. I have mounted a bow roller on the bowsprit and a chain stopper. My anchor rod consists of 4 meters 6mm chain and the rest is 50 m of rope. I am doing only a coastal cruising. Considering the short chain length is there a way to secure it as well as the rope on the deck?Any other suggestions are welcome.
One of our members Perrithead, did a video of his anchor storage box. He sails a 17 footer and his you tube site has a couple of cool videos about sailing small.

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Re: Storing Anchor Rode Without Anchor Locker

If you can avoid storing the rode outside uncovered, do so. UV rays do deteriorate the rode.
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