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Old 21 November 2005, 16:50   #51
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My rubber door mats came from Sainsburys Homebase.

They were 99p each, and for that extra 2p you get ones that don't smell.

Once cut to shape they glued together with Superglue, that did smell.

Andy

At the time I looked around to try and get some of the matting you have, but could not find any at less than £12/sq m.

My anchor locker is lined with 3 layers of old Rubber car mats, as you say, stops the anchor eating a hole in the hull.

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Old 21 November 2005, 17:24   #52
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My anchor locker is lined with 3 layers of old Rubber car mats, as you say, stops the anchor eating a hole in the hull.

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What a great idea.

We're going to try a rubber safety (I.e. electrical safety) mat in the anchor locker.

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Put the chain in first so the anchor lies on top of it then it doesn't rub through. After all, the anchor has to come out first.
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As mentioned I have the 3 layers of old car mats, then the warp, but put half the chain on top of the anchor to stop it moving around so much.

Not saying your wrong JW, just do it differently myself.

Those visiting Priory next season will also be treated to Nashers new patent single handed remote anchor dropping mechanism.

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Not saying your wrong JW, just do it differently myself.
Now you've done it, I was trying not to be too picky!

Chain first, but keep a bit back along with the warp and mooring buoy, then the anchor, then a bit of chain just to settle it, the warp goes into a separate wee compartment to prevent it chafing and the buoy goes on top of the anchor followed by the rolled up sea anchor and it's all jammed down by the lid. Because you've got the buoy and warp to hand, you can make sure to attach it to the boat before chucking the rest (lowering it carefully until it hits bottom) overboard.

See what you made me do.


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My old man told me you should learn something new every day, and when you don't, you've become a lazy bastard.

Thank you JW.

At the moment of course I grab the anchor with one hand, the chain with the other, chuck the whole lot overboard as far as I can, then try to get the knots out of the warp as it dissappears over the side. Then I put my foot on it when I remember its not tied off.

Then with help from your fellow ribbers, you know who you are Mr Halliday, contrive the most complicated system of knots and ropes to ensure that two anchors hold two Ribs whilst connected together like two whales indulging it mutual bondage play.

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whilst connected together like two whales indulging it mutual bondage play.

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What you & Mr H get up to is no business of ours Nasher

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I managed to procure a couple of metres of this stuff from my works today. I think it is perfect for lining the console and bow locker.

Yes itís what is used in our machine shop as duck-boarding.

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At the moment of course I grab the anchor with one hand, the chain with the other, chuck the whole lot overboard as far as I can,...

I only did that once.

The boat was left at anchor for a few days, actually in the middle of that nice blue bay in Cod's thread, and the weather got rougher. "It's been there for a couple of days, it'll be alright." Looked out of the window, "Where the feck is the boat!" Stood up and it was still there.... ...either I've been drinkin' or it's moved a couple of hundred metres.

Panic, waders on, dinghy rushed down to the water, waves or not we've got to get to the boat. Anyway, got to the boat, started the motor and lifted the anchor. Well, kinda. Lifted a big knot with the anchor wrapped inside the bundle of chain. It seems that when I dropped it all it just piled up and later rolled into a knot. The boat must have stayed there the couple of days by the weight alone. I was lucky. If it had been blown in a different direction it would have moved to deeper water, the anchor would have left the bottom and it would have been offski into the Atlantic.

Big lesson learned. Lay the anchor and pay out the chain as the boat drifts back. It's easier said that done cos it's not always easy to tell when the anchor hits bottom.
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I always drop anchor lay out line and back the boat and tug the anchor to make sure I've got a grip. I'm always parking next to surf so I gotta make sure its set. Don't want my boat drifting into the lineup.
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