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6 months 1 week ago #3147 by Carol Shores
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We have a Brewer 12.8 and would like to have two complete anchor systems on the bow. We have a Rocna with 100 feet of chain/120 feet of fiber and a Vulcan with 80 feet of chain and 120 feet of fiber. The chain locker is split by the stay sail mounting, and we can't get the rodes to pile into the chain locker without binding up. Does any one else carry this much anchor rode in a Brewer 12.8 chain locker? If so, how do you divide the two rodes? Photos would be very helpful.
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Carol and John
s/v Ursa Mango

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6 months 1 week ago #3148 by Edward Schwiebert
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I am not on the boat now, but hope to be later this week. Our B44 has a vertical board separating the two sides of the locker. Our main anchor (a Rocha) is on 200’ of all chain rhode and is our main anchor that “falls” into the starboard side of the locker. Our back up is a Danforth with about 10’ of chain and 175’ of nylon rhode that has to be coiled into the port side of the locker. I will try to send a photo.

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6 months 1 week ago #3150 by Edward Schwiebert
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Photo of our locker divider. We also mounted a roller at the bottom end of the hawse to make the chain fall smoother. We still have to sweep the mounded chain out of the way or it backs up in the hawse.
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6 months 1 week ago #3152 by Michael Smolek
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Below is a photo of the forward locker with a center divider board for two spare line and chain rodes. A separate deck opening on the port side allows one of the spare chain/line ride to be pulled up thru the deck pipe and attached to a backup anchor for use on the port roller.

The black pvc pipe in the photo carries the all-chain main anchor rode from the windlass through the upper forepeak locker to the chain locker under the v-berth.



The pvc pipe is connected to a chain flaker that is actually a repurposed windshield wiper motor with an extension arm to move the pvc pipe back and forth, flaking the chain as it comes in. The flaker motor is on the same circuit as the windlass “chain in” side so it only operates when the chain is being retrieved. In the photo the bow is to the right That is a spare anchor (#4) stored in the locker with the all chain main rode

Mike Smolek. SV Hawk. B12.8


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6 months 1 week ago #3153 by Michael Smolek
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Below is a photo of the forward locker with a center divider board for two spare line and chain rodes. A separate deck opening on the port side allows one of the spare chain/line ride to be pulled up thru the deck pipe and attached to a backup anchor for use on the port roller.

The black pvc pipe in the photo carries the all-chain main anchor rode from the windlass through the upper forepeak locker to the chain locker under the v-berth.



The pvc pipe is connected to a chain flaker that is actually a repurposed windshield wiper motor with an extension arm to move the pvc pipe back and forth, flaking the chain as it comes in. The flaker motor is on the same circuit as the windlass “chain in” side so it only operates when the chain is being retrieved. In the photo the bow is to the right That is a spare anchor (#4) stored in the locker with the all chain main rode

Mike Smolek. SV Hawk. B12.8




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6 months 1 week ago #3154 by Michael Smolek
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The chain locker photo above was somehow rotated by the website?? The bow of the boat is not to the right, it is toward the top of the photo.

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6 months 1 week ago #3155 by Carol Shores
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It appears in the photo that your main all-chain rode is out of it's normal place on the starboard side of the forepeak locker. BUT we notice that you have a large black PVC pipe running through that space, much like Mike's set-up that feeds chain into the large space under the v-berth. In the interest of clarity, do you have a photo of your main anchor chain in it's stored position? Is that chain stored on the starboard side of the forepeak or under the v-berth? Thanks!

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6 months 1 week ago #3156 by Edward Schwiebert
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If you are referring to our post (B44), the PVC hawse pipe is suspended on the right side of the divider beneath the Gypsy feed from the windlass. The hawse pipe is about 4’ long and drops the chain over a roller (that we installed) and below A shelf to the bottom of the boat beneath the v-berth and forward of a bulkhead. Our hawse does not move so we could not do the flaking system others have used.

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6 months 1 week ago #3157 by Carol Shores
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elschwieb- Thanks! that's very helpful. We did not realize that we could use the space under the V-berth as a chain locker.
Without a chain spreader, have you had trouble with the chain binding up?
thanks
carol

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6 months 1 week ago #3158 by Edward Schwiebert
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Yes, that is why we added the roller (to facilitate chain fall) and why, as noted in initial post, I sweep the chain while retrieving it to reduce the pile under the hawse.

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6 months 6 days ago #3159 by Terry Temperly
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Our 12.8 came with a Danforth on the port side with 80 feet chain and 320 feet nylon. The nylon is coiled under the v-berth, and the chain falls on the port side of the chain locker behind the 2 doors. Used this only once during a hurricane. The primary 55lb Delta is on 200 feet chain on the starboard side. All of this chain fits on the starboard side in a pile without using a pvc pipe or roller. Doesnt seem to make the bow too heavy.
Finally, the 70 lb Luke storm anchor is stowed, taken apart, in the aft lazarette starboard locker. The heavy nylon rode for it is coiled under the v-berth, under the coiled Danforth rode. A short piece of chain is also available for it. Used this only once riding out a hurricane in a small creek near Newport, RI.

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6 months 6 days ago #3160 by Carol Shores
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What size and type of chain is on your primary anchor? Does your windlass feed the chain into the center of the starboard side of the forepeak?
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carol

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