Early this morning there was a knock on the door. The fellow standing there had a large cardboard box wrapped in thick sticky tape. I immediately knew that inside the box there was a 5 kilogram plough anchor. I had ordered it via Ebay three days ago. The supplier was Secure Fix Direct.Com.
An inspection of the anchor revealed that a very small area, less than the size of a little fingernail, had not been galvanised. This blemish will not affect the working of the anchor, and at £24.90, including delivery; I think it represents good value for money.
The anchor can be stowed in the ground tackle locker, or it can be kept ready for immediate use, along with its chain and warp, in a plastic box at the front end of the cabin. If the whole of the floor space is required for the self-inflating mattress, room can be made by stowing the box and its contents forward of bulkhead two. Alternatively, the box could be lashed to the aft deck.