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Old 12 April 2011, 15:21   #1
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anchor storage

Im looking for a solution to my anchor storage issues! It WAS in the console on a bit of carpet, however, ive since realised it needs to be either fixed down or very well padded! I thought about putting it in an SOS grab bag or even a rubber horse bucket........

Anyone got any better ideas, preferably with a lid to keep my console clean
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Old 12 April 2011, 15:23   #2
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Lashing it down with bungees will keep it in place and prevent it from causing any damage.
Are you wanting to keep it under the console still or on deck?
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Plastic 5 gallon jerry can ,
Cut out a large slot or hole in the side of the upper half can,
using the moulded handle for lashing to the boat,

or a grp side pannier or top box from a motorbike.
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This would do....
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I lined my anchor locker in the Vipermax with the heavy non slip rubber mat that you get alongside swimming pools, works a treat. It's free draining so will not let water sit in it. It's similar to this:

http://www.specialistmats.co.uk/inte...-pool-mat.html
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I must get a picture of my anchor bracket in place in the locker.

http://rib.net/forum/showthread.php?...anchor+bracket

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I located mine in the Bow locker, it sits inside a plastic bucket with a piece cut out of the rim to slot the straight part into, I have bungees around it to keep in place in the bucket, it works well the bucket protects the GRP from any bashing about.
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This would do....
is that factory built?? I never thought of making a locker.... hmmmm I have an excess of space up front under deck.
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is that factory built?? I never thought of making a locker.... hmmmm I have an excess of space up front under deck.
Thats the storage on an RNLI Atlantic 85. The rope is still stowed on a reel in front of a console.

I've got a decent space on my 21 under the deck so will be doing something similar myself.
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Yes, I can possibly help. We have a 6.5m Scorpion and it has a large forward locker with a Lewmar hatch.

We have a 7.5kg bruce, 10m of anchor chain and 30m of anchor rope stored in there. The anchor is placed on the floor and close up the bulkhead that is roughly inline but below the from of the centre console.

All of it rests on a 'cut-to-shape' mat made out of carry-mat foam from a camping shop. The bulkhead face is also covered with the mat.


This hase been the case for over 6 years and over 400hrs running. I drive the rib particularly hard and have had no issues of the anchor moving or damaging anything in anyway.

This set also has the advantage of placing 'dead weight' near the bows - this is a bonus in the 6.5m and I would suspect it to be useful in a 7.5m, from what I've seen of how a 7.5m runs.
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Ive been inspired by chewys locker.

OK. I have looked at lots of hatches. I have an existing lewmar hatch about a 1/3 of the way up the foredeck. SO I toyed with the idea of installing another further forward. However I think they look a bit rubbish and because the boat tapers off towards the bow the hatch would have to be touching the existing hatch or so small i couldnt fit anchor.... SO How about I make my own?

Heres the plan, Mark out on the existing deck, on flat surface, mask up, cut with jigsaw, radius on the corners. As the deck is a sandwich, I then intend to pick out approx 20mm around the cut edges and fill with an epoxy filler to seal the edges. Install a lip under the new hole approx 50mm, made of either ply or fibreglass, glass to underside of deck. Two hinges on front edge and a catch at the other end... Fitted to the bit that I cut out, Create another bulkhead to seal th new locker from existing dry storage, drain hole and voilla!!!

WHat you think?

I havent worked out the exact specifics. But Id appreciate feedback
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Couple of questions. What thickness should I make the fibreglass lip for the hatch to rest on, should I screw from underside of deck then bond? Or just clamp and bond. Deck appears To be 10mm sandwich construction. To make a bulkhead and re inforce the lid, can I use a foam feet product that's readily available. If so which one.

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will it not leak and fill up with water as the lewmar ones are watertight??

what about fitting a plastic hinged deck hatch, they make ones that are strong enough to walk on and are smaller than the lewmar ones??

i have fitted one in my coastline and an just get my 5 kg bruce anchor thru it...
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will it not leak and fill up with water as the lewmar ones are watertight??

what about fitting a plastic hinged deck hatch, they make ones that are strong enough to walk on and are smaller than the lewmar ones??

i have fitted one in my coastline and an just get my 5 kg bruce anchor thru it...
Ive got 2 plastic ones at the rear of the boat, and I find I have to renew them every couple of years. The idea was to use the existing deck as a new door to a forward locker that would drain out of an anchor locker drain. I would obviously have to seal the new forward locker from the HUGE underdeck forward locker I already have for dry storage
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