Stock Tips

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Many smaller center console boats don't offer an anchor locker with brackets to secure the hook. Since my boat falls into this category, I needed a way to prevent the metal anchor from damaging the gelcoated storage area. I took two tennis balls and made a small X incision in each. I then placed the cut tennis balls over each end of the anchor stock to guard the gelcoat against any dents or dings.
— Michael Pignatelli,
Long Island, New York

Illustration: Ed Luterio