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George and Rayna Shaunfield

Here are pictures of the line from the chain to the bulkhead. (I have the chain off the boat right now.) The second picture is taken looking aft with the camera positioned at the end of the black reinforced hose that guides the chain into the locker below the V-berth.

Obviously I have not dealt with this line and it rusted thimble yet. As a result of this discussion I decided to check the backing of the U-bolt through the bulkhead. Hmm, just washers. If I were anchoring in a strong wind and the chain got away from me, do I want it to run it's length and then pull through the bulkhead, up the chainpipe, and go overboard? Or, do I install a large backing plate with the HOPE that the jerk would be spread enough that the U-bolt would hold and bring the boat up short, rather than ripping out the bulkhead?

What is the wisdom of you Westsailers? Is there some other senario to consider?

Jeff, I like the idea of Treadmaster or something under the chain to provide air circulation.

George
s/v Wings of the Morning
W28

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u-bolt in chainlocker

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