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Old 07 December 2006, 07:58   #1
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Securing an anchor with no locker

I'm looking for some sensible suggestions of how to secure an anchor in the bow of my Ribtec. There is no anchor locker there, but there is a ridge along the deck that has two reasonable size holes drilled through, that I could use to "tie" the anchor to the deck. I'd really like to keep the anchor in the bow for both convenience, and the weight of chain + anchor helping to keep the nose down
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Old 07 December 2006, 08:10   #2
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Obviously havn`t seen your rib, but wouldnt it be just as easy to install an after-market type sealed locker in the space at the bow? Then you got space for other stuff as well as the anchor? Just a thought...
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but wouldnt it be just as easy to install an after-market type sealed locker in the space at the bow?
Good idea - have you got any links to ones that you'd recommend

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Mine is just secured to the internal bow eye with a short bit of cord so it could bounce around if you really hit something but it can't escape! So far I have never seen it move though.
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Obviously havn`t seen your rib, but wouldnt it be just as easy to install an after-market type sealed locker in the space at the bow? Then you got space for other stuff as well as the anchor? Just a thought...
I'd also be interrested in hearing about after market bow locker. Any ideas about who does these.

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Andrew do you have a pic of your ridged bit?

Ive just bought a Ribtec 585 which has something similar to what you describe. Its basically an anchor locker without a top. Im planning to make a top for it out of flow-coated marine ply, then put a big-ish hatch in the middle for access.
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Andrew do you have a pic of your ridged bit?

Ive just bought a Ribtec 585 which has something similar to what you describe. Its basically an anchor locker without a top. Im planning to make a top for it out of flow-coated marine ply, then put a big-ish hatch in the middle for access.

I'll get a pic this evening - weather and rain permitting. However I suspect that your ridge is a good bit more beefy than the one in my rib. Mine is little more than a couple of inches off the deck

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Andrew, are you really going to send me out in the dark and the rain to take a pic of mine with a locker installed?
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oh well, any excuse for a fiddle!
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Andrew, are you really going to send me out in the dark and the rain to take a pic of mine with a locker installed?
You're as bad as I am!! Here's my efforts at nighttime bow photography.

Now that I've had a second look I can see the ridge is nearer 6" deep rather than the 2" that I originally commented. Yeah I know - that's why women can't park . Anyway, that means the "convert it to a bow locker" idea is now much more viable.

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