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Rl24 Anchor Well
Why doesn't the anchor well have a cover hatch thing?

Is there a reason I shouldn't make one?
Kingsley Morris6-Jul-2016    Edit    Delete 
Re: Rl24 Anchor Well
Kingsley
Why would you want to cover up the anchor well?

The anchor well provides an ideal and secure place to stand when handling the head sail and spinnaker also the anchor, the well is self draining, and in spite of sitting in front of the fire in the winter time and dreaming of big waves crashing on deck and filling the well, this just does not happen in practice.
Where would you stow the lid while using the well any way?
Rob Legg6-Jul-2016    Edit    Delete 
Re: Rl24 Anchor Well
Kingsley,

Rob is right - it is one of the best features of the RL. It was always our kids favourite spot even though they had to hop inside the cabin when we wanted to tack.

However if yours is not a deluxe model which was factory finished, the bare fibreglass on the sides will look better if you give it a coat of white flowcoat.

Also I think the anchor should always be tied to the boat so that in the case of extreme winds, the anchor doesn't self-deploy. A hook to the shackle is all that's needed.
Keith Merkley7-Jul-2016    Edit    Delete 
Re: Rl24 Anchor Well
Thanks for the responses. That clears it up. I was thinking it might clear the foredeck a bit was all but take your advice and will leave well alone.
Kingsley Morris9-Jul-2016    Edit    Delete 
Re: Rl24 Anchor Well
I know I'm late responding to this thread, but the U.S. models have one, and I'm fairly certain it's nowhere near as deep as your models over there.
Joe Eckenrode27-Aug-2016    Edit    Delete 

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