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  1. Anchor Locker - Part 2

    I've now setup my boat for the anchor chain to feed off the windlass and loop back forward and enter a hawsepipe (1 1/2") PVC pipe installed in the anchor pan and all the chain to drop into the forepeak locker and then slide back into the most forward V berth locker. The chain from the anchor roller and the windlass gypsy are aligned slightly to the starboard side so this required me to set the hawsepipe slightly to starboard as well while making sure the chain falls as close to center as possible ...

    Updated 04-09-2018 at 01:18 PM by kiwisailor

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  2. Anchor Locker - Part 1

    Sometimes you have to work with what you are given to start with. In my case my boat came with a Lofran Royal manual windlass with a 3/8" gypsy already installed on the deck just aft of the anchor locker lid. However, the boats anchor rode was 20ft of 3/8" on 200ft of 5/8" rope rode stored in the anchor locker pan with a danforth style anchor. I discovered last season that the 3/8" chain was actually too large for the anchor bow roller and would bind on occasion normally ...

    Updated 04-10-2018 at 04:48 AM by kiwisailor

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  3. Saturated Anchor Locker Lid Repair - Part 1

    So over the last week I finally got around to completing the repairs to my saturated anchor locker lid. First off was the task of cleaning out the saturated balsa core and scoured back to the underside glass mat. It was obvious that the lid had seen previous repairs as some sections of the lid had thick areas of hardened epoxy. It was also obvious that where the holes for the bolts securing the slide handle were located had been drilled through the balsa core and a major cause of the problem. ...

    Updated 03-07-2018 at 08:55 AM by kiwisailor

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