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Old 03-15-2023, 11:57 AM   #6
Toucan Do
City: Anacortes
Vessel Name: Toucan Do
Vessel Model: 1991 Californian 52
Join Date: Jun 2022
Posts: 2
Same Anchor Chain Problem

The anchor chain (300+ ft of 5/8ths BBB) piles up in the chain locker unevenly causing the windlass to stop working:-( Trying to find a solution that doesn't involve me rearranging chain as it comes down while Ted runs the windlass.

Found a mushroom-shaped device (Douglas Marine "Chain Boy") that could be installed in the chain locker that claims it will force the incoming chain to swirl around thus laying down relatively evenly. Does anyone have any experience with this device? Or any other suggestions? We anchor out most of the summer so rearranging 150'-250' of chain gets old fast! LOL

Thanks for any suggestions or any experience with a device to solve this problem!

1991 Californian 52
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