Originally Posted by tom russell
Hi guys getting my deck taken out, shall I get a post right at the bow to attatch my anchor to when anchoring? Or instead Is there anything else I can do as a post will be big and slightly heavy? At the moment I'm attaching the anchor to the mounting cleat at the front of the boat underneath the bow tube which is not ideal. Any ideas appreciated and will take into consideration, cheers for any help.
I wouldn't have thought that's a great idea on a small boat as it could trag the front in easier (more leverage for the anchor to act on).
You best bet is to have a length of rope about 3 meters long attached to the D ring on the front of the boat. You attach a stainless steel carribena to the end and when you pay out the anchor rope, you put a loop in the it and attach the carribena through the loop onto the anchor line. Then you don't have to lean over the front to reach anchor line.