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Old 05 March 2009, 14:05   #1
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Where do you keep your anchor ?

Don't say on your Boat, RIB or even on the sea bed

This is a question to those with out any storage for one. Suggestions on where to keep one on an open deck and how to secure please.
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Old 05 March 2009, 15:45   #2
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I used to use an ex military container, much like a BDH container on the SIB. Anchor and chain was secured in there then that is strapped to the side of the fuel tank which was strapped to the deck.

Now the container sits in the front of the consol as there is no anchor locker on the rib


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Old 05 March 2009, 17:41   #3
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Don't say on your Boat, RIB or even on the sea bed

This is a question to those with out any storage for one. Suggestions on where to keep one on an open deck and how to secure please.
OK then in the garage
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..................in the anchor locker?
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Seriously in my sib in a flexible bucket like these about 4/ 5 from B+Q I just tie mine to the grab handles in the bow
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Old 05 March 2009, 18:06   #6
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In my SIB, the anchor and cable are in a holdall.

If you don't have an anchor locker (Searider eg), then the seat pod may be a good place to store the anchor & cable. I've seen them kept in old cut down blue barrels, plastic crates, etc.

I think Parkesey uses a lumberjack's padded rope sack.

Best advice is to keep it somewhere secure & accessible, where it won't land on your foot. You wouldn't want to injur your other foot kicking it out of the way.

If you ask Matt h nicely, he may share/sell the copyright to the design of his SR54 Anchor Locker Modification.
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an old sports bag is good, lots of tie down points and less likely to roll around the deck than a bucket etc.
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I used a milk crate on my Achilles. The bitter end of the rode was tied to the crate, then clipped to the D ring at the inside bow. Enough space for 200' of line, 15' of large chain, and an 8 pound Danforth knockoff.

A friend of mine uses a 5 gallon bucket within the anchor locker of his Boston Whaler; he's made 3 cuts in the edge to nestle the anchor crosswise: one for each of the fluke rods (whatever you all em), and one for the shank. The flukes fit within the bucket (I think his is a true Danforth, probably 5#.)

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WE keep it in the open anchor locker in the bow:


In our old searider, we used to keep it under the centre console - we just had to remember to tie it on each time (and yes, someone did forget to do that once )
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My Destroyer has a small bulkhead across a couple of feet back from the bow to make an open anchor locker, and there is a rubber mat in the bottom, then the pile of rope, then the pile of chain, then the anchor sits on top. I know it should be tied down but it's never moved an inch in anything that I do so it just sits there now. I suppose one day it might clout me in the chops so I probably ought to tie it in place but it doesn't seem to be a problem. Maybe I ain't trying hard enough
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