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Old 07-09-2012
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Re: E32 anchor roller

I helped a friend remove the anchor roller on his E32 some years ago. It was a metal one that stuck out from the bow on the stbd side of the fore stay. I suspect that he did not like the way it looked and may also have been concerned that the anchor roller would act as a jousting lance on other boats when manoevering in tight quarters.
He uses a decent sized Danforth type anchor when over nighting in the Chesapeake where there is good holding ground and an all chain rode is not absolutely necessary.

This E 32 also came with a vane steering mechanism which the owner decided not to use. The mounts are still on the boat on the transom and provide an easy means for getting back on the boat from the water.
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