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Old 03 October 2015, 11:29   #1
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Custom 730 anchor locker/sub woofer box

NCP built the anchor locker, and I'm working on the sub woofer part.
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Old 04 October 2015, 11:26   #2
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cool idea, but i think you will find that the sub cant be mounted horizontally. You will get accumulated moisture and sun damage, you should look to mount the sun vertically.
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Old 06 October 2015, 08:20   #3
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Yep, no doubt. I was just cleaning out the closet and thought it would be a funny picture.
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Hmmm. Southern California...

You starting up a new nightclub? You've already got the sound system. Hang a disco ball from the radar arch, put in a full wet bar, hire a bouncer and you're good to go.

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Wait, you weren't serious?!? I was going to one-up you and already cut out four 15" holes on top of my engine cover.
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Haha I was thinking you could turn your centre console into a good sealed enclosure and annoy your slip neighbors
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Got it mounted, and the fit is perfect. No idea how NCP got the holes lined up. I bolted a cleat inside, just so I don't accidentally throw the whole thing overboard. The only scratch my head moment was at the end when I loaded all the line and chain in to the locker, and the anchor wouldn't fit. I assumed it was supposed to go in there too, but maybe that's not the way it is designed.
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Can't figure why my pics are always jacked.
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Looks good!

I sized it for a 16 lb bruce or delta that I never got around to buying. The Danforth was always tough to pull up in heavy kelp and I figured since most of the small commercial boats in southern California use bruce type anchors, I should give it a try. Also, I was going to tie the bitter end to the sampson post for safety (low, inside the box) and tie the anchor line off (to whatever length) up hight outside the box.

Careful with where you screwed in the cleat - hopefully you used some sealant - I'd hate to see the wood core get wet. All of the penetrations I did (screw holes and drain holes) were over drilled, filled with epoxy, and then drilled out to correct size so the core is sealed off.
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Willards have no wood in the deck
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Correct, but I used wood to make the box itself!
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ah! it is so clear now.
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To mount the cleats, I used existing box mounting holes and existing holes in the deck. I didn't drill anything. Should I have used some sort of sealant in the deck?

As far as anchors, I'm not sure what I am going to get. I have never pulled up an anchor in kelp. I have only anchored in sand and mud, and the Danforth has worked great in deployment and retrieval.
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I have only anchored once so far, and it kinda sucked. I have an electric windlass on my sailboat, which I really like.
I will be looking in to mounting one on my Sampson post on my 730.
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Another view of the windlass.
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Who's inflatable with the windlass is that? I want that.

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Old 11 October 2015, 12:33   #17
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Jason,

The boat's name was Red Rocket. It is a Northport 7M.
It was the boat I tried to buy before I purchased my current boat.
It was owned by an LLC. I don't know who finally purchased it. Todd might know.
The SS work was done in OC, and I believe it was really pricey. I think my swim step was done by the same company.

Edit: I won't be using this company for my SS work. The workmanship looks nice, but I have heard from a couple of customers that they found it a little difficult working with that company.
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To mount the cleats, I used existing box mounting holes and existing holes in the deck. I didn't drill anything. Should I have used some sort of sealant in the deck?
Perfect. You probably just needed slightly longer screws. No need for sealant then! (for some reason I thought you might have just screwed that cleat in with wood screws)
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I have a couple good options for fabricators so that's not a concern. I had envisioned about the same setup, good to see it can work.

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Jason, if you do have the windlass and arm fabbed... please post up. Curious about that. Ryan and I discussed that and we ultimately opted against... but I'd be curious how it performs and how it is to use.
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