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||Posted - Mar 12 2012 : 18:21:57
Launch is still 48 days away but the weather is nice enough now that I can start working in the boatyard, knocking out some of the to-do list. One of the items is re-rigging the anchor on the 3207. The previous owner added an after-market powered windlass. Works well, chain and nylon twist rode feeds fine into the anchor locker in the v-berth but the bitter end of the rode is just wrapped around the windlass motor housing a few times and then granny knotted. That can't possibly be the way it's supposed to be.
For anybody with a 32 from the 80's, can you tell me how and where the bitter end of your rode is attached somewhere inside the locker? I know some guys just knot the end through a hole in a block of wood bigger than the hawse pipe, but that doesn't feel right to me, seems kind of crude.
Thanks. (Wonder if West Marine sells an official rode stopper made of bronze and rubber so I can spend another thousand.)
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||Posted - Mar 25 2012 : 20:28:40
old sail boaters always tied the end with a piece of line incase they had to cut away the anchor. Of course old sailboaters were usually prepared for anything.
||Posted - Mar 25 2012 : 20:16:42
Thanks for the advice and replies everybody. Okay, block of oak for me. I try to avoid drilling anything into my boat anywhere. Doesn't feel right to poke holes in a boat anywhere, even for a ring or stay in the anchor locker. Thanks again.
||Posted - Mar 15 2012 : 03:24:37
Jim, I spend a lot of time hooked at night and figured if a thunder boomer came across the bay and for some reason the rode broke free (Due to not securing) the bitter end block would help stop the boat, While I was getting my old butt out of the rack...
||Posted - Mar 14 2012 : 22:28:27
I had the same issue on my SR. Tied a stop know in the iend and whipped the bitter end back to the standing part. Won't feed through.
||Posted - Mar 13 2012 : 17:45:21
I don't have mine tied to anything on my 3227. If for some reason the anchor drops off of the pulpit while running, I would rather lose the anchor and line than deal with what would happen if it was tied to something. By the way, what would happen?
||Posted - Mar 13 2012 : 12:26:47
big knot here too
||Posted - Mar 13 2012 : 11:09:46
Mine's just laying there...I never anchor :-)
||Posted - Mar 13 2012 : 08:19:17
I tied a large Monkey Fist in the end too large to pass through the windlass.
||Posted - Mar 13 2012 : 04:52:31
I used a block of White oak for mine, The boat is a 3607. There's not any points to tie the rode to in it's locker. But I feel this is a good way to do it, lets face it if the bitter end is up the pipe fast and hard I would rather break a block of wood than pull a S/S bolt out of fiberglass.
||Posted - Mar 12 2012 : 22:01:40
On my 3297, I just bought a stainless steel I-hook and bolted it into the bulkhead and ties the bitter end to it. I never anchor out deep enough to even come close to paying out all my chain and rode.