Chain Locker Construction Complete


Over the past weekend I’ve completed construction of the chain locker. ┬áHead over to the Deck Locker section to see images, questions and more!

4 Responses to Chain Locker Construction Complete


  1. I am following with great interest your progress, my Bristol 27 is also undergoing major remodel and complete refit. Your site has given me many ideas on my project. I am now building my chain locker, similar to, but not exactly like yours. I have found that with more than two people in the cockpit she tends to plane so I have added another 20 gal water tank which will replace the four 5 gal bottled water I used to carry there. Sailing here in the shallow Guff of Mexico I find I do not need to carry as much chain as I did in the Pacific so that was a +. I have a waterfront home here in Fl. so I modified my boat lift in the back yard to lift the Bristol, so the ‘boatyard’ is my back yard. Keep the updates comming, I find them quite interesting.
    Warren Hulbert Hudson, Florida, owner of 1966 LETICIA MAHAL, hull #46

    Submitted by: Warren Hulbert on May 19, 2011 at 11:20 pm

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  2. Thanks for your comment Warren and that’s great to hear you’re also rebuilding your Bristol 27. From your comments, it sounds as if you’ve actually done some sailing on yours, I’d definitely like to hear more about that if you ever get a chance. Also, if you have the time, feel free to share some photos or any written information about your re-build and I can post them on the site.

    Submitted by: Andrew on May 19, 2011 at 11:30 pm

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  3. You may want to consider a spot for a few ingots of Pb up there. When I was taking #66 apart (RIP), I discovered 7 half ingots of lead up i the chain locker. Now that my new B27 is in the water, I see why. I have put them up in the v-berth for now, as she too is too light in the bow.

    Submitted by: Jason on June 20, 2011 at 4:51 pm

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    • I’ve heard the same thing – that Bristol 27’s can droop in rear.

      I hope I don’t have that issue as I plan to have a large all chain rode, plus I’m adding about 12 gallons of kerosene just aft of the chain locker and I’m increasing water tankage to about 75 gallons to an area just forward of the mast step.

      Submitted by: Andrew on June 21, 2011 at 10:45 am

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