James M. Cleary
This year we have to replace our anchor chain. Today I unloaded the old chain into the car and cleaned out the lower anchor locker. I was wondering if it would be better to block up the drain to the bilge and put in a straight overboard drain fitting at the bottom of the locker? Has anyone done this? The lowest point of the locker seems to be 4-5 " above the waterline. So when the boat is sailing the drain fitting will dip below the water allowing water to enter. The way it is now, even with a good wash down system there is smelly, muddy water finding it's way to the bilge. Which way do you think would be better?