Retrofitting bow anchor platform

Corrosion, Paint, Through Hulls, etc.
jralbert
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Re: Retrofitting bow anchor platform

Postby jralbert » Sun Jul 30, 2017 12:43 am

Just a thought: letting out more line gives greater holding power.
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BlueSkye
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Re: Retrofitting bow anchor platform

Postby BlueSkye » Sun Jul 30, 2017 9:12 am

I had a lightweight anchor, a little Danforth. I learned it was only good for a "lunch hook", no matter how much scope it had. Easily fouled with seaweed and was really just something to drag around. You can see it in the photo over on the left on deck, neglected and unloved.
1971 32ft Express 2x318
Seneca Lake, Erie Canal, Lake Ontario, Rideau