When used boat shopping, one of my requirements was that it have an anchor locker. The Captiva fills that and all the others! So, I'm joining the Rinker family. Ironically, the original owner always kept his anchor in the ski locker. I tried to put the Danforth anchor in the locker and it won't fit! It's like the rectangular bar the chain hooks to is too long. The round bars on each side fit the locker and the plastic clips. I assume the long rectangular bar and some chain should be inserted first, then the main part of the anchor goes in and the round bars snap in the holders. But, the angle of the hull won't allow the anchor to go far enough to reach the snaps or close the door. Either, I should have a smaller anchor? Or, I could cut some of the fiberglass from the bottom of the hole- improving the insertion angle? Or, maybe there is a Danforth anchor with a "bent" bar that would let it curve into the locker?
Part 2 of this question is, assuming I get the an anchor to fit, would it be practical to slide the rope and chain down in the hull? I can imagine the chain bouncing around and doing some damage. The rope, not so much, but maybe getting hung up on something and not coming out when I need it. And for that matter, the rectangular bar of the anchor will be bouncing up and down as well, right?
Thanks in Advance!