[C38] Chain locker

Charles Finn Charles at finn.ws
Fri May 28 12:21:30 EDT 2021


It does not and should not share a thru hull.  I strongly suggest you 
terminate the path to your bilge and clean out or re-bore the hole 
through the bow.  No matter how good the patch if that is what was put 
in on the bow, you should be able to see it at the bottom of the chain 
When my hatch came open on Lake Erie, I had to go forward and fasten it 
and was under water several times doing the task.  You have no option as 
the bow is extremely heavy with the locker filled and the boat doesn't 
respond well!

And by the way, I now stand on the anchor hatch and carefully fasten it 
down after using it every time!   I also cut the hatch almost in half 
and glassed the forward half in with re-enforcement to support a 
windlass.  I also installed a washdown pump in the anchor locker which I 
also recommend.  The pump is  mounted under the vee birth and gets its 
water from the thru hull that supplies the head.

Chuck Finn
Mighty Quinn
Lake Superior

On 5/28/2021 9:07 AM, Tom Sell wrote:
> Yes, I thought it was very strange that the locker would empty into the bilge. It is clogged right now, but I don’t see any place for the water to exit. Does it share a through hull? The boat is on the hard, so it should be easy to find.
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