Originally Posted by haiqu
For Del - just finished scrubbing the fur off the chain then took a photo of the winch and anchor locker lid. The lid was reinforced underneath when I bolted the winch down, and the reinforcement acts against the locker frame. But as you can see there was nothing holding the lid down until I added the small safety chain.
Note also anchor chain is wound around the Samson post.
OK that makes more sense. I can see your problem in that there's not enough holding the anchor winch down. Mine's bolted through the non-movable deck, you have yours on a very movable hatch lid.
I would definitely add a snubbing line to that. Not sure what you have aft of that anchor winch but a line run from the anchor, through a snubber and then back in a V to the winches in the cockpit. A good hard snag could snap that samson post off and pull the whole lot overboard. Ask me some time how I know.