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Old 27-10-2018, 03:21   #1
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Anchor chain position top of tramp or below

I am used to the anchor chain on my Lagoon 400 running along a fibre glass channel on top of the tramp. The FP have the anchor chain / anchor running under the tramp. Which is the better system I am biased as I am so used and happy with the Lagoon system which is best?
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Old 27-10-2018, 04:05   #2
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Re: Anchor chain position top of tramp or below

What is your critirea for "best"?
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Old 27-10-2018, 13:30   #3
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Re: Anchor chain position top of tramp or below

Which FP are you referring to?


Chain under the tramp would avoid mud and rust getting flicked on to the deck.


People we know on a Lipari don't like the anchor exiting from the the nacelle.


With the anchor and chain run over the top in the channel you can see what is going on and also wash it down if heavy mud to stop it piling up in the anchor locker.
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Old 27-10-2018, 18:45   #4
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Which FP are you referring to?


Chain under the tramp would avoid mud and rust getting flicked on to the deck.


People we know on a Lipari don't like the anchor exiting from the the nacelle.


With the anchor and chain run over the top in the channel you can see what is going on and also wash it down if heavy mud to stop it piling up in the anchor locker.
Considering the new FP42 or FP45 there is nothing I can change just wondering the neg and pos of both, I think Leopard favour the same design. I think I prefer the Lagoon set up simply because the chain, anchor, and winch are all so accessible being on the top of the tramp, but maybe there is no downside with the FP set up. How does one go changing the anchor, from a dinghy I guess?
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Re: Anchor chain position top of tramp or below

On an FP attach the bridal to the anchor in the locker and then let it out and pull up at the cross beam.
I use salt water wash down to clean on the way up, through the net with no issues.
What it does do is centralise weight for a better motion and less pitching.
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Old 28-10-2018, 12:22   #6
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Re: Anchor chain position top of tramp or below

My Lagoon 42TPI had the anchor chain running across the top of the trampoline. I used a 4" PVC pipe, cut in half, to run the chain from the anchor roller on top the front crossbar to the windlass to reduce chafe on the trampoline. This allowed me to easily access the chain and scrub it clean and use the washroom hose to move the marine organisms over the side, when we had anchored to long in one spot. Watching those boats with under-the-tramp chains, trying to do the dinghy dance and making a mess in the dinghy or trying to scrub the chain by snorkelling it, then discovering how many biting sea fleas they were disturbing.

Crewing on a number of boats with under-the-tramp chains was always alarming. Putting your hands into small compartments to fasten the bridle onto the chain can be very exciting in lumpy seas or strong winds. Those boats with the windowless controls at the helm station means you better have excellent communication with the person at the helm, or you could easily lose a finger/s or a hand.
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Old 28-10-2018, 12:45   #7
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Crewing on a number of boats with under-the-tramp chains was always alarming. Putting your hands into small compartments to fasten the bridle onto the chain can be very exciting in lumpy seas or strong winds. Those boats with the windowless controls at the helm station means you better have excellent communication with the person at the helm, or you could easily lose a finger/s or a hand.

Never thought of that problem thanks.
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Re: Anchor chain position top of tramp or below

I always worried about chain slap on the deck if its on top.. i cant imagine it would last long but i suppose a 1/2 cut 4" pipe would do the trick.. a bit primitive though. Also on top it becomes a trip hazard.. but i concede its easier to wash and get to. Depends how youre using the boat i guess.
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In have owned two catamarans over 18 years and travelled about 70,000miles on them. They both have had the chain leading over the trampoline and I wouldn't have it any other way.
I have friends and watched others with the chain under the tramp and nacelle and see them struggling with attaching a bridle for the anchor chain. A bridle is necessary in high winds to keep the boat from swinging side to side at anchor. As noted earlier, also cleaning the chain with a deck wash pump is easier with a length of chain exposed. One does get some mud and rust flakes over the top, but it is easily washed off as it is exposed.
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Ours runs down the top of the catwalk.
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Re: Anchor chain position top of tramp or below

Iím happy with my leopard that runs underneath. Once you get used to it and use a soft shackle on the bridal your hands are nowhere near anything to harm you. Cleaning the chain is easy enough as you have a meter from the hole to the windlass and hose pressure cleans the chain. I like my big single trampoline and would not swap for 2 small tramps
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