Wash­down Rig

Passage Maker - - Marketplace - BY STEVE ZIM­MER­MAN

Ifirst en­coun­tered this clever an­chor chain wash­down rig in the mid 1990’ s. The boat owner told me he learned it from Ed Det­tling. Sure enough, I re­cently ran across the same setup on a Det­tling 51. Two short lengths of hose, two vel­cro straps, and a split piece of PVC hose pro­vide all the parts you need to make your own. You will need two wash­down spig­ots on your fore­deck ( or you can tee off a sin­gle spigot). Once strapped over the chain you have a nicely pres­sur­ized and con­tained wash­down de­vice that di­rects all the wa­ter flow around the chain with­out splash­ing it all over the deck. The raised dam around the ground tackle will con­tain the runoff and keep the fore­deck clean. Sim­ple, ef­fec­tive, and in­ex­pen­sive— a great recipe for the Right Stuff.

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