aluminum boats and anchor lockers

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  1. sgwill122

    sgwill122 I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Question for those with aluminum boats and anchor lockers. Do you pull your wet rope out of the anchor locker to dry after each time you use the anchor? I ask as it seems like wet salty rope plus chain in a aluminum hold would create galvanic action with the aluminum paying the price(2 dissimilar metals and an electrolyte). I have been too paranoid to risk it and keep my anchor line/chain in a plastic bucket I keep on the bow. This works fine now but I am starting to think a windlass would be nice but I am not sure how it would work without using the anchor locker.
     
  2. hawksfan75

    hawksfan75 More questions than answers

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    I think I’ve read of people painting in the bed liner material inside the anchor locker.
     
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  3. Ducky Duckworth

    Ducky Duckworth Well-Known "Member"

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    Windless is so nice when pulling up 300-400ft of rope after halibut fishing. Unfortunately, you still have to rinse out the rope and quickly disconnecting is not as easy.
     
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  4. Odin7

    Odin7 Odin7

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    There was a thread a few years ago (?) about the damage caused by wet rope in an anchor locker.

    I remove mine and wash the locker after each use.
     
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  5. kdubinwa

    kdubinwa Well-Known "Member"

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    I skuffed and etch-primed my anchor locker and then painted 2-3 coats with spray can bed liner. Turned out great. There is no risk of wet rope or rode corrosion now.
     
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  6. pura vida

    pura vida Pura Vida II

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    I don't rinse or wash my line and never have and I have never seen any issue by not rinsing it.
     
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  7. Cohoho

    Cohoho I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Never did either, had zero issues on the Wooldridge. But then again I used it all winter normally in fresh water on the Columbia so it never sat in same place very long.
     
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  8. kdubinwa

    kdubinwa Well-Known "Member"

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    Doesn't require salt water to have a problem, just long term storage with lack of ventilation and wet rope is enough to trigger corrosion.
     
  9. TonyG

    TonyG I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    I followed Kurt's lead skuffed, etched and used up a whole quart of bed liner to coat the inside of my anchor locker.
     
  10. BugeaterInWa

    BugeaterInWa Fear the Corn

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    I love my Yamaha Windless!
     
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  11. BugeaterInWa

    BugeaterInWa Fear the Corn

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    I keep all my line, chain, in a old recycle box in the bow. End of the day, rinse it thoroughly, and let dry in the box in the bow.

    This is during bottom fishing season when I'm suing the anchor a little bit.
     
  12. Hannibal

    Hannibal Hold my rod?

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    +1 for fiberglass my wet rope can touch everything and everyone on board without melting the boat....
     
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  13. Odin7

    Odin7 Odin7

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    Touche'!
     
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    bigdood I've posted enough I should edit this section

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  15. TonyG

    TonyG I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Except for the wood bits of course!
     
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  16. Salmonater

    Salmonater Well-Known "Member"

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    Yah....Just don't drop your anchor on the floor.
     
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  17. Salmonater

    Salmonater Well-Known "Member"

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    The chain is the main culprit. Mine is coated with bed liner, and is large enough to drop a heavy duty rectrangler plastic strainer that I store the chain in.
     
  18. kdubinwa

    kdubinwa Well-Known "Member"

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    Same here Jeff. I use a plastic laundry basket as well inside the locker. No rattles either.

    The ENORMOUS advantage of fiberglass anchor rode storage has me tempted to make a change....
     
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  19. TonyG

    TonyG I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Good tip. Also dont whack the gel coat bringing the anchor in!
     
  20. BugeaterInWa

    BugeaterInWa Fear the Corn

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    Troll game is strong...
     
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