Originally Posted by Bieny
Just made the move from SIB to RIB and got a new Mercury 430 Ocean Runner.
It has an anchor locker at the front and I was wondering what you use to protect the locker from the anchor bouncing around. There's no drain in the locker so I don't really fancy using a bit of old carpet going smelly in there! Maybe some type of marine grade sticky back foam?
I plan to use it as an open boat and keep the outboard on a tiller, does anyone make a little console/box that can house a battery with space on top for a chart plotter, compass ect?
Any input would be appreciated
I just use an anchor extension rope to cushion the anchor from the hull and a few extra mooring lines on top to stop it bouncing, also fitted a strap to secure it if really rough conditions
I did try a rubber mat, but it just curled up around the edges and held more water under it, never dried out and went a touch mouldy, the rope has worked best for me