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Old 06 May 2014, 15:10   #1
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Anchor Storage

I am sure I have asked this before, but I can't find my original post and I am still stuck for answers.

I need a safe, reliable anchor storage system.. I have tried buckets and trugs but they have all split after a few trips.

I tried wrapping the anchor in cloths but it would bounce out.

I tried rubber matting stuck down but didn't like the idea that I wouldn't see any damage that happened, and I didn't think it was thick enough.

I thought I had finally got a system that worked. I used some pipe to hold the anchor.

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but after the Anglesey trip this has smashed it's self to bits.

So I need to calm my driving and stop trying to get the prop out the water or find another storage solution.

I think thick rubber matting will be my only option, but has anyone got any other good idea's?




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Old 06 May 2014, 15:33   #2
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Maybe an Anchor with no moving parts
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50lt blue plastic barrel, cut the top off and fit some rope handles. Cheap/free and indestructible. Bolt a traffic cone inside with the top cut off and it makes a good stowing place for anchor and chain with the rope coiled around the outside of the cone yet still inside the barrel. Works a treat and the rope just reels out when you deploy the anchor.
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I just use a web strap to hold the anchor down in the anchor locker when it's rough, works well so far
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Maybe an Anchor with no moving parts

My issue isn't the moving parts, it's the weight smashing the hull. The delta will just do the same.


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Old 06 May 2014, 16:00   #6
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50lt blue plastic barrel, cut the top off and fit some rope handles. Cheap/free and indestructible. Bolt a traffic cone inside with the top cut off and it makes a good stowing place for anchor and chain with the rope coiled around the outside of the cone yet still inside the barrel. Works a treat and the rope just reels out when you deploy the anchor.

Like this idea - but don't think I can get it through the anchor locker door and I can't remove the locker to install something as the tubes are bonded onto it.




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Old 06 May 2014, 16:00   #7
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get a proper anchor for a start! ive got a bruce which sits in its own anchor chock / deck cleat and secured by a bungee. sorry no pics at the moment.
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Appropriate sized boat fender, chop the top off and voila, one anchor storage tube.
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I had this issue a few years ago, despite having an anchor locker in the bow of the RIB the Anchor and chain bounced about inside it and I was afraid it would seriously damage the inside of the hull.

So I welded up the bracket in the attached images to hold it inside the locker.

It's very easy to stow, I just flake the Warp and chain into the bottom of the locker then slide the anchor into it's bracket. Putting the lid on holds it in place.

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Seconded! That is a nice job.
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Thats an amazing job Nasher.

Not sue how I will be able to do this though due to the bow seating / lockers? I guess I would have to bolt through both.

If I go down that route a new anchor is needed.

I do like the folding grapnel though, as I only ever stop for a short time and never leave the boat alone.
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Steve, not sure on how the Ballistics are constructed, does the deck extend into the anchor locker, or is the base of the anchor locker the inside of the hull?

on our Revenger the deck extends right forward to the bow and the bow eye is inside the anchor locker just above deck height, all I did to have a secure anchor storage was to fix 2 brackets to the deck which I can attach a web strap to, so when it's rough going I can secure the anchor to the deck, but normally the anchor just sits on the rope, this seems to work well even on the Anglesey Cruise last year
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On the Ballistics the anchor locker is the inside of the hull and thats the problem - i dont want to damge it.
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ah, all makes sense now, not such an easy solution I guess maybe you need to be looking at something similar to what Nasher has made to take you folding anchor, although I think it may be actually easier to secure a delta type anchor with the problem you have, and as you said previously secure it through the anchor locker into the storage locker to give some stability, if you're looking for someone to do the fabrication for you I can recommend Marine Fabrications in Cannock
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Nasher's system seems the best, as I can mount it direct to the bulk head. I have someone who can make me the holder.

First i need the anchor for a made to fit system - Dont think this will fit into the locker though??



Looks like my folding Grapnel will become a spare in a dry box.
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think you need a bigger rib Steve
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I use a flexible plastic gardening waste container, the sort you can buy at B and Q, lots of different sizes available, they last a few years. I simply coil rope in bottom then chain then anchor sits on top. A simple hole in each side near the top of about 8mm and I thread some flexible cord through and tie together, sits nicely in bow and has never bounced out etc.
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This style of container?



I only ever get a few trips until it goes brittle and then just splits or disintegrates.

I even used two together for more strength, but they just split.
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Dont think that will go down very well... but it would fix my problem...
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