Nice boat. Always liked S&S designs and solid built. If you had an Alubat or twin keels this would be easy. First, why do you want to put what was a main anchor as a stern anchor. Sounds too heavy. Maybe a fortress
that you could take out with a dinghy
. But why and when. Youíre not on a flat sand bar in Holland
You do not want to end up with the wind
or a strong current
on your beam.
If you must use a stern anchor, attach it at the bow, lead it along the windward side and tie it off with something you can cut off at the stern and donít go to sleep. At the bow, be prepared to let it go completely with a buoy to pick it up later. You do not want to be attached by your propeller
. Winds and currents change. Windvanes are not designed for anchor loads. Iíve used two anchors off the bow with a huge swivel but itís a special anchoring
case and a bunch of gear.
Iíve seen one alu yacht with wind vane
and a ready to deploy stern anchor but he had bunch of strong padeyes, a stern windlass
and a kind of extra Davit with a big block like a lobster boat. His windvane
was made to be disassembled.
A lot of design work
. The chain went into the hull
I guess on a power drum. Everything very well designed so I guess it can be done.
Iíll see if I can get a photo
but other solutions will pop up here.
Happy trails to you.
Mark, a sleepy manatee