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Old 17 August 2005, 14:08   #1
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Ribcraft 5.85 Anchor Locker

can anyone tell me the dimentions of the Ribcraft 5.85 underfloor anchor locker at the bow.

I am starting to purchase the necessary bits in antisipation of my boat arriving and wondered what would be a good anchor to fit the boat and its locker.

what size bruce and what size danforth and what size CQR anchors would be suitable and will they fit ?????
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Old 18 August 2005, 05:42   #2
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We use a bruce with ours, as we found the danforth supplied as part of ribcraft's anchor package didn't hold as well as we wanted !! Will check the size at the weekend - think it's 5kg, and it fits ok. You may well be planning to do so, but suggest you line the locker with a cheap rubber floor mat to prevent the anchor taking chunks out of the grp when you're bouncing around - especially if you do go for a danforth or CQR with their more pointed flukes.
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Thanks for your help - i have been looking for some high density foam (like the stuff they make swimming floats out of) to do things like line anchor wells etc.

I haddent thought of using plain old rubber car mats.
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Thanks for your help - i have been looking for some high density foam (like the stuff they make swimming floats out of) to do things like line anchor wells etc.

I haddent thought of using plain old rubber car mats.
Old carpet works well and possibly more protection?
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does it rot?

Carpet's an interesting thought - but how long does it last before you have to replace it - imagine seawater might rot it fairly quickly?
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A bit of bungee to hold it tight against the hull seems to work well in conjunction with the above methods. Anyone thought of old bits of camping mat to line the locker?
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You beat me to it - just boaught 2 budget camping matts from our local cheapo camping shop for 3 quid each - im sure it will do the trick.

Its closed cell polyethelene foam - its quite tuff but i was thinking if it starts to get damaged by anchor then if you laid the rubber door mat / car mat type material on top of this stuff then you would have excelent cushioning and durability. and all totally rot proof...
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now how would you get this stuff to stick to the side ofthe anchor locker?
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I'd of thought 50m of warp would be good enough padding.

In mine:

60m of thick warp 6m of chain & danforth.
8m of chain and 5kg grapnel
5m of chain and plough on 60m of climbing rope.
5litres of Unleaded petrol.

Not much moves around!

Keef.
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I'd of thought 50m of warp would be good enough padding.

In mine:

60m of thick warp 6m of chain & danforth.
8m of chain and 5kg grapnel
5m of chain and plough on 60m of climbing rope.
5litres of Unleaded petrol.

Not much moves around!

Keef.
all that fits in the anchor locker of the 5.85

its obviously bigger than i thought

any bigger you could sleep in it
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