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Kelly posted 07-12-2002 08:46 AM ET (US)   Profile for Kelly   Send Email to Kelly  
I have seen brackets advertised for danforth anchors. It appears that the brackets attach to the bow railing. Has anybody ever used one of these on a Montauk? Does it put too much stress on the railing, or more specifically, on the places that the railing connects to the boat? Is the anchor in the way if you used one of these brackets? I currently have the anchor in the bow locker, but I thought that might free up some space. Kelly
TightPenny posted 07-12-2002 11:42 AM ET (US)     Profile for TightPenny  Send Email to TightPenny     
After my experience with the bow rail and the understrength stock mounting screws, I wouldn't hang any extra weight on the top of the rail. I believe that would tend to break the screws faster than they would all by themselves.

Salmon Tub posted 07-12-2002 04:36 PM ET (US)     Profile for Salmon Tub  Send Email to Salmon Tub     
Kelly, I have been toying with the idea of getting a piece of Starboard at a plastics place, cutting it to replace the cover on the bow locker. Then I can mount the anchor on chocks to the new cover, either horizontaly, or maybe even vertical to take up less space. I don't want to drill holes in the factory cover.
triblet posted 07-12-2002 05:03 PM ET (US)     Profile for triblet  Send Email to triblet     
Kelly: The last picture on
http://www.garlic.com/~triblet/whaler/
show how I stow a danforth in the anchor locker.

Salmon Tub: Why not just put chocks on the
existing bow locker cover?


Chuck

rsgwynn1 posted 07-12-2002 05:16 PM ET (US)     Profile for rsgwynn1  Send Email to rsgwynn1     
I've got two of these on my Revenge 22--one fore for temporary hanging of the anchor while at sea and one aft for permanent storage. They work very well. For a Montauk you wouldn't be talking about much more than 8 lb. for the anchor. I hang 15 lb. Danforth's on mina and they don't seem to stress the rails at all.
vdbgroup posted 07-12-2002 09:34 PM ET (US)     Profile for vdbgroup  Send Email to vdbgroup     
I use a Windline brand stainless danforth anchor holder that mounts w/ included u-bolts perfectly to bow rail. I placed it on side bow at post at end of cast deck. I used a 8 pound danforth anchor. The shank did not touch the deck and I wrapped the chain around mud palms to keep anchor off deck. I also used bungee or velcro strap to hold anchor rode on rail. If I am going through heavy chop I take off the anchor and place it in bow locker. It is too heavy for rough seas, also you need to make sure your post screws are tight w/ the weight from the anchor will cause extra loosening. Best bet is to get those screw holes reinforced with wood in glass.

FYI,, I use Fortress/Guardian anchors now and the shank is too long for bow locker. It could be cut down a couple of inches to fit if you are not concerned about anchor perfomance.. If you are using a danforth style anchor I would highly recommend the Guardian series as they are super easy to handle and perfom just as well if not better than a Danforth.

The Fortress/Guardian however have bent palms and cannot be hung on Windline anchor holder.. I called fortress and they regretted that there was not an accessory available to hand their anchors.

Good luck.

Kelly posted 07-13-2002 11:19 AM ET (US)     Profile for Kelly  Send Email to Kelly     
triblet,
I remember seeing your idea before and really liked it. The bracket looks like a good idea, but I was out last night in pretty good chop, and felt like that thing would really be tested. I also like the idea of having the rope in the bucket. I was a little frustrated having to take everything else out of the bow locker to get to the anchor and rope. Kelly

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