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Old 06 August 2015, 16:48   #1
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Old age is caught up with me. I find it increasingly difficult to get down into the floor locker in my RC 5.85. I was thinking if I could put one on deck between the point of the bow and the mooring ring.
Has anyone seen such an animal and can you buy them. Any thoughts welcome.


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Old age comes to us all. With this type of talk you'll be looking at brochures of Princess Motor Yachts on account of their soft-close doors and electric anchors!

Outhill do a range of pre-fabricated bow lockers. What are you doing with the existing deck one, sealing it up and building over it?
Bow Locker Moulding (BL-A560)

Confused as to where the mooring ring is currently located. Got a picture to illustrate?
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Old 06 August 2015, 17:48   #3
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another option maybe-

cut the existing one out and move it up say 12" and glass it back down and re-flowcoat?

would think cost is similar to buying the outhill special?

would think a few companies in our neck of the woods would be able to handle it, clyde ribs spring to mind.

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Thanks guys for prompt replies. To be honest it's just ramblings at the moment. I'm just looking for an above deck solution to all the hassle of wrangling my plough out of the bow locker as it is a tight fit. I'll probably finish up putting a poly box of some description either at the point of the bow or in front of the consol.


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If it's about the anchor - and I find getting my Bruce type stowed a pain, why not get some chocks made so the anchor's secured on the foredeck in a convenient place?

Chain and line remain flaked down in the locker attached to the mooring line ring in the bow locker and weatherproof. Shackle end of anchor chain to anchor before releasing from chocks - job done, and without building something on the foredeck.

Crew will just need to be briefed not to make the obvious error and to attach anchor to chain before deploying
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If it's about the anchor - and I find getting my Bruce type stowed a pain, why not get some chocks made so the anchor's secured on the foredeck in a convenient place?



Chain and line remain flaked down in the locker attached to the mooring line ring in the bow locker and weatherproof. Shackle end of anchor chain to anchor before releasing from chocks - job done, and without building something on the foredeck.



Crew will just need to be briefed not to make the obvious error and to attach anchor to chain before deploying

Thanks terrier for that. I have my anchor lines made up like that at present. Like the idea of chalks. Will work on it over winter. Another little project.


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In same boat as you so I kept my main anchor in the locker but put a small anchor in a gorilla bucket 4 from b&q for temporary anchoring also handy to stop her swinging if you need to bow & stern at anytime.

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Has anyone out there actually fitted one of the bow lockers from outhill/cheetah marine? I've got a 5.4 searider and like the look of them.......just the manufacturer can't give anything other than base dimensions and I am a bit wary of stumping up for something that doesn't fit!
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Give Mike Whitham a call (Whitham Glassfibre). You can Google / Yell his contact details if needed. He'll make / install one for you. I think I'm right in saying he did exactly this for Chris Caton (regular poster) on his SR4 last year. His workmanship is second to none and his prices are competitive.


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