Looking at the minor bits n' pieces for the new barge ... apparently it now has the bouncy bits around the outside though I am still waiting for a photo.
Mooring lines are easy but is there any reason why I should not use normal 3 strand white nylon for anchor warp? I'll need to source an anchor and some chain + warp, I can easily source 10mm 3 strand white nylon at a good price, which I figure should be ok? It may not be quite as easy to handle as octoplait but the cost of that seems a bit silly, I don't know anywhere that sells it locally, and I only use it once in a blue moon anyway, it's mainly 'just in case' - I think I anchored about 3 or 4 times in four years with the Humber as you don't exactly hop in and go snorkelling in these waters.
Also I'm not sure how big the anchor locker is on a Vipermax - anybody know offhand roughly how much rope/chain will fit in a 5.8m's anchor locker? If it will fit I was looking at getting about 50m of rope and maybe 6m of chain plus the biggest anchor that will fit through the hatch (which doesn't look like it will be very big) - any practical suggestions or hatch dimensions would be great
Possibly a silly question - but how / where does a Vipermax anchor locker drain out? If you put a wet rope in there sooner or later you will end up with a puddle in the bottom, and I hadn't thought about it until a moment ago but there is no drain bung...?