Based on one of our last posts, we got a request to post some pictures of where and how our anchor chain is stowed. Just in front (in the bow) we have a larger space, maybe 6 feet in length and height. One part is dedicated for storage (we use it for fenders and the like) and further on to the bow we have a larger plastic barrel, which carries our anchor chain. This barrel has a little hole that goes outside to drain the water that comes in when getting the anchor up. Pretty neat as no chain touches the steel hull and the whole system is basically separated from the hull.
|The barrel and the chain on top feeding into the barrel.|
|The barrel inside. That is 300 ft of chain in there. We still need to do some cleaning there :-).|
|View of the barrel from behind the wooden paneling. You can also see the insulation of our boat, which goes from stern to bow and from deck to keel.|