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Old 03 February 2007, 15:34   #11
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Thanks Stoo and Aidan,I have decided to fit a larger bow locker hatch try a different rope as codders suggested.I,ll see how it goes.Thanks
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My current ground tackle is about 15 to 20' of 3/8" chain, coupled to 200' (or a bit less) of 7/16" nylon double-braid (easier on cold hands than Stoo's 3/8" line.) Future replacement line is 400' of 3/8" twisted nylon, whenever I get around to it.

As long as you pull the line in, then flake it back into the locker from the bitter end (the end that stays attached to the boat), you shouldn't have any tangling problems.

It seems it's when you pull it up, pick up gobs of line, and chuck the whole mass into the locker that you run into tangling and such.

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Old 05 February 2007, 18:11   #13
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Peter, the best anchor rope is octoplait. It does not tend to tangle.

Also the technique of daisy-chaining it is good as this avoids tangles. Difficult to describe, easier to demonstrate.
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Technically if both ends are secure, then the rope cannot knot, though it can tangle.
Aidan, not sure what you are defining as a knot rather than a tangle. But there are several proper knots which can be tied in a length of rope with both ends secured... e.g. figure of eight loop; alpine butterfly; sheepshank.
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Old 05 February 2007, 21:50   #15
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Hi Neil my hope with chain was to simply feed into locker job done but if in practice this wont work i think its back to rope idea.Does any one use all chain on their rib and have any regrets
Peter, I use all chain. Some of it is 6mm and some of it is 8mm. It doesn't tangle, just dump it into the locker as you haul it in. I actually carry two systems. For short stays or where there is no risk I'm happy to use chain and warp or all chain. For leaving the boat secure, you'll sleep better if you've used all chain. The boat also lies more softly to the chain than it does to rope.

The weight isn't an issue, unless you plan to anchor over deep water, since you are only lifting the distance to the sea bed not the whole length of chain you've laid. And, contrary to Stoo's thoughts, it does get lighter under water.

Put the chain into the locker but keep some back on deck. After retrieving the anchor, lay it into the locker on the chain and flake the chain from the deck onto the top of the anchor. You'll be surprised how well it settles and stays put.

My anchor locker has two compartments so if I use warp and chain they are laid into separate compartments. Mooring buoys and extra warp are just laid on top of the chain. It all just seems to stay there without a problem.

It's been discussed many times on Ribnet....for more info, do a search.
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Peter, I use all chain. Some of it is 6mm and some of it is 8mm. It doesn't tangle, just dump it into the locker as you haul it in. I actually carry two systems. For short stays or where there is no risk I'm happy to use chain and warp or all chain. For leaving the boat secure, you'll sleep better if you've used all chain. The boat also lies more softly to the chain than it does to rope.
I'm with the "Old Man O'the North".... ya can't beat lots of chain.... I used to have about 100 metre as "moveable ballast" for when running lightly laden and stern heavy... ballast that can also be bloody useful if you run into difficulties and not just "dead weight" It doesn't tangle if you just "pour" it into the (rubber mat lined) locker...
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Thanks Jwalker i shall now give it a go with chain
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