Balearick, where are you berthed?
I am out in Cala d'Or this coming Friday for a week and if you are near perhaps we could meet and put 2 heads to the problem.
Hi, the flap is difficult to flip ,stiff and depends on wether under it which link is present ,a vertical/ horizontal .
Mine has a wire on the pin and the flap , so it will not end up over the side. The pin has a ball at the end , not a hole and split pin,like in the pic.
Also if the anchor runs out fast or vibrates it flips back , and you end up filling the the locker up not running out chain.
This then is embarrassing when you end up Dragging in a small breeze at a busy anchorage .Or when the windlass is pulling up the excess slack chain before the anchor moves .
To be honest it spends most of its life out hanging in the locker , so not really a Faff .
When we go out my teenage son drops the bowline and removes the " anchor pin/flap" . So when we arrive we can " cooly anchor" .
As i said if it blows up on the return then we may put the pin Flap back ,
It's probably out now while the boats in the marina ?
Is that a rubber shock absorber built into the chain further along, or is it just shadow, I can't work it out?
May 5, 2016