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Mike McCoy

I have the same 'problem' (water pooling just forward of the scuppers) due to a 35lb & 45lb CQR hanging on the bowsprit & about 125' of 3/8" chain in the forepeak lockers.

I have two (poly) water tanks mounted in the bilge amidships starting from just forward of the companionway to just aft of the main bulkhead. I have two 40 gal fuel tanks (port/starboard) mounted aft in the engine room. Even with a big 42hp Universal diesel, all tanks topped off, etc. I still am heavy in the bow.

that chain is HEAVY ;)

In addition to having water pooling (which is mostly just an annoyance) I have to think that much 'mass' both forward & aft also causes hobbyhorsing (which is uncomfortable) so I'm thinking of moving about 100' of chain off the 45# CQR more aft/amidships (maybe flaked around the water tanks). I'll just pre-rig it with shackles in case it's needed.

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