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Old 05-13-2008, 07:17 PM   #1
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I want to add chain to my anchor on a 3000 SCR which currently has only rope. Now when the anchor is in the up position, it is secured by the rope being cleated. If I add ten feet of chain, how would I secure the anchor in the up position. I don't have a windless. How would you cleat 5/16th chain to secure the anchor? Thx,
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Old 05-13-2008, 07:48 PM   #2
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ok..this is really easy...there's a couple of ways to do this....but first ..with a 33 ft boat..you need atleast 25 ft of chain....10 ft won't keep the anchor down and you'll end up dragging the anchor and not setting...
so...think about atleast 25 ft of chain....then once you have the anchor in the stowed position on the pulpit...there are several ways to secure the anchor...the way I did it was to have a second line about 1/4 to 3/8" braided line secured to the "D" ring at the top of the anchor...about 4 to 5 ft of it..then when the anchor is set on the boat...use that line to secure it to the cleat...
there is also a devils claw that bolts right to the deck and grabs the anchor chain after you set it...it's made of stainless steel and once set..won't let the anchor release till you do it ...it's all manual...then just use a few bungies from the cleat to the anchor....cheap...but you will end up replacing those every so often...
I have a windlass so the anchor stays put.......

hope this helps..

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Thank You. I like the rope idea. Good and inexpensive!
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just make sure you have a good secure knot at the anchor......hope this helps..take some photo's for us to ridicule...I mean look at!!

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