Windlass cleat too small for anchor line
Okay because it's still winter I am planning the things I will need to do to my 270 once the shrink comes off. One weird thing I need to address on my boat is this: the cleat in my anchor locker and both bow cleats are too tight to get my anchor line tied to them. I can force it under the cleats but it isn't really on there. When I anchor in quiet coves I just let the windlass hold the boat but would rather cleat it off. Does anyone else have this issue? Is there access to the back of the anchor locker cleat that would allow me to through bolt a bigger cleat? Another thought is some sort of bridle I could attach on the bow cleats then use a prusic knot to attach my anchor line. Any ideas are welcome! This can't be unique to my boat. Maybe a previous owner added a thicker line to the anchor?