Anchor chain stacking in chain locker

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October 6, 2017 at 14:57 #26171
Czarina Blue
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My 90m of 10mm chain is stacking in my locker, such that a member of the crew has to enter the focsle, lift the cushions, remove the locker lid and flake the chain to left and right by hand as it is hauled up, to stop the pyramid of chain forming below the down pipe. Without this action it will jam every 6 metres or so coming in. This is inconvenient and could be dangerous if short handed.

A plastic pipe takes the chain in a straight drop directly down from my Lofrans Tigres. Short of major joining work to redesign the front cabin, making the locker longer towards the centre of the vessel ( means cutting into the under-bunk lockers either side, which is a major job) , I can’t see how else to make it run freely.

Any ideas welcome.

Thanks

Duncan

October 6, 2017 at 15:19 #26172
Czarina Blue
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I should add that this was also a problem with a previous 60 m length of chain that came with the boat, but which I replaced due to age.

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