Thanks John, good advice. Going to put carpet on the beches too. Amazing how much noise a dropped metal item makes or the banging of a reel.Flyguy784 said:Nice John. Word to the wise, a little carpet or rubber under your anchor mate to deaden the sound. I have one on my Triton, they're a little noisy. On your boat, unless you take a little effort for sound reduction that thing will sound like a kettle drum every time you deploy or retrive the anchor. Are you planning on comming up to the flats this year?