|The "before" picture of our anchor locker. This will NOT work for us!|
I looked at it for a while, pondered some ideas and came up with a plan. I consulted my dad, texted back and forth with Scott and got TONS of great suggestions and feedback from you all on our Facebook Page. After doing more research and consultation, I have decided how to remedy our little problem and make it even better than before.
As you can see, our current locker has a divider in it and a small compartment for the chain on the starboard side. The idea is to be able to have two separate rodes for two different anchors. It's a great setup, unless you have 275 feet of 3/8 G40 high test chain which takes up a LOT of space. As such, it must be changed. Another aspect of this locker that we dislike is the fact that any water that gets into the anchor locker drains down the length of the entire boat into the bilge. This is no bueno in our opinion. Because we will be full time cruising and will be anchoring 90% of the time, we need plenty of room for our anchor chain to sprawl out in and we'd prefer if it drained directly overboard, just because we have a bilge doesn't mean we need to fill it.
|The divider and box has been removed, lots more room for our chain to live in now!|
|We will add an "eyebrow" like this (technically called a midget vent) to prevent water from coming in underway|
Any thoughts on this? The work is being done as I type so speak now or forever hold your peace!