Contender 25 Open Anchor Locker?

Old 04-05-2019, 06:56 PM
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Default Contender 25 Open Anchor Locker?

This is a new to me 99 25 Open. It seems like really inefficient anchor locker. What pieces am I missing. It looks like there was a bracket to hold the anchor but is not there any longer. If you have a 25 Open please post a pic of your anchor locker. How am I supposed to hold 300 feet in this? It’s got 100 feet now.

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Old 04-05-2019, 08:01 PM
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I have a 2000 with similar locker, minus that plate/mount I've never seen before, and have 600' of 5/8" in mine.
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Old 04-05-2019, 08:03 PM
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From the picture I can't tell how much room you have under the lip of the top cap. My piece of advice would be I recommend more than three hundred foot of rode. I have 1200' for my 32 contender surprisingly it doesn't take up as much room as you would think. Also while we're in the discussion, don't neglect anchor chain, I would have 25 foot of chain I were you. If you don't have room in the anchor locker, you may have to do the recycle bin full of rode trick.
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Old 04-05-2019, 08:20 PM
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My good friend has a 98 and it has 300ft plus chain. He def doesn’t have that plate. What’s under it? Big sub?
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Old 04-05-2019, 08:26 PM
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that locker is as designed, but there was never anything to hold the anchor down, the metal covers the damage from an anchor. Cut a hole and design a mount so the anchor hangs and the rode is stored is underneath the upper area. You also have the access door to rinse it all off so develop a drain for the forward area
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Old 04-05-2019, 08:28 PM
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I have a 2000 and have 300' plus 20ft of chain in mine with plenty of room to spare.

When I first got the boat I had the same worry, the anchor locker looked way too small, but its deceiving. I could easily do 600ft or more if I wanted to.

I have never seen a plate setup like that in any contender or any boat for that matter.
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Old 04-06-2019, 06:40 AM
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2005 25 Open, I think they changed design around 2004
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