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Old 06 March 2009, 04:53   #11
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To answer the original question, mines in the bow locker and its the biggest Bruce I could get through the whole ;-)

If you don't have your anchor permanently attached, there are a few options even for those of you who do they might be ideas.
First is to have a pickup buoy just short of the bitter end so if you get it snagged or have to leave it in a hurry you can recover it later. or if you forgot to tie it on .............
As for tieing on its a good idea to be able to release it quickly so a sacrificial bit of line you don't mind cutting ? An option we use offshore is called a quick link (Stu might know the trade names) basically imagine a large chain link that someone has cut two diagonal cuts in one of the long sides in an X pattern.
With another link the same you can line the cuts up and you now have it joined.
This can be done quickly and doesn't come undone on its own. Having difficulty finding a picture and being in main office can't walk out to garage to get one. best I can find is http://store.hamiltonmarine.com/browse.cfm/4,24221.html
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I don't mean this type http://marinestore.co.uk/page/mrst/C...rs-split-link/
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Old 06 March 2009, 09:21   #12
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Wanted to get away with out making a bow locker as I'm lacking room as it is. Something that's not permanent was the idea so Freds bucket seems a good idea.
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First is to have a pickup buoy just short of the bitter end so if you get it snagged or have to leave it in a hurry you can recover it later. or if you forgot to tie it on .............
This is a must for anyone conducting dive ops. If a diver gets carried off by current, or hits the surface away from the boat with a problem, it's a lot faster to toss the remaining anchor line over the side and move off to render assistance. I'm currently using a crab pot float, but a small fender would work just as well.

As for the forget to tie the anchor off thing, well, I've always got mine secured to the boat (knots come untied, new guys don't tie it off correctly, etc.) via a large SS carabiner and an eye bolt.

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Make one of these for the front of your console:-

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Make one of these for the front of your console:-

Anchor bracket

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Nasher that's a grand bit of work mate! I'm a pigeon poo welder so no good trying but I know a man that can!
No copyright on it is there?
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I've got mine in a fish box lashed in the bow, have a smaller box within the fish box which holds the chain. Holds 50m of octoplate warp, 6m of chain and a 25lb CQR. Costs - feck all!
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Old 07 March 2009, 13:58   #17
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searider anchor locker

prob the only way to go John, took around 4 hours to get it to fit right!
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I did a mod that was similar to Matt's on my old Ribtec. There was as fixed bulkhead (similar to that shown in the photo by TonyC) and I glassed up a triangular cover that say under the tubes and that had a large lip on the edge that overlapped the bulkhead. A couple of slots through the lip and a couple of u bolts through the bulkhead meant that I could slide the cover on and have the two u-bolts sticking through the slots. A simple lenght of rope with a stopper knot in each end running through the U-bolts kept the cover in place whilst underway but meant that it was easy to remove. This also didn't permanently modify the hull with a fixed locker. We also ended up sticking a cushion to the cover to act as a bow seat

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prob the only way to go John, took around 4 hours to get it to fit right!
Cracking Job!! Thanks Matt

And AndrewH, would like to see the sketch as well please mate
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would like to see the sketch as well please mate
No worries - I'll get my @rse in gear and then post it later
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