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any experience with this bow roller type?

This is the only pic I can find of what my boat came with...its almost exactly the same

https://www.google.com.sv/search?q=p...er%3B300%3B253

can someone tell me what is the benefit of having it hinge upwards?

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Re: any experience with this bow roller type?

ive always had small rollers right off the tip of the bow

I have seen many images of self deploying rollers and hinged downwards but upwards? what would be the benefit here?

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I have seen this style countless times over the decades, and usually on power boats. My best guess is that they need a roller that they can pivot back onto their little foredeck and not hit docks or their trailer winch assembly with it when reloading at the end of their fishing day.

I would not spec one out for most sailboats.

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Re: any experience with this bow roller type?

In the US marinas tend to charge you by the foot, and anything that projects out from the deck costs you money. Stow the anchor, flip the roller back, and if you made the boat two inches shorter it still might become a foot less on your bill.

Or you could ask the company that makes them?
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Re: any experience with this bow roller type?

I remember these on cabin cruisers in the 60's & 70's, Chris-Craft, Trojan and Owens). Usually on boats with the Danforth chocked on the foredeck, they could be flipped back onto the deck, leaving nothing extending beyond the hull. Should be cast chromed bronze; a well made fitting for it's purpose.
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In the US marinas tend to charge you by the foot, and anything that projects out from the deck costs you money. Stow the anchor, flip the roller back, and if you made the boat two inches shorter it still might become a foot less on your bill.

Or you could ask the company that makes them?
i dont know the company that makes them...all I know is what I have on the boat...its has no numbers or names on it

regarding lenght I guess it makes sense for power boaters, but on most sailboats the pulpit is way out there anyway

mine is at least 2-3 feet over the tip of the bow...

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I remember these on cabin cruisers in the 60's & 70's, Chris-Craft, Trojan and Owens). Usually on boats with the Danforth chocked on the foredeck, they could be flipped back onto the deck, leaving nothing extending beyond the hull. Should be cast chromed bronze; a well made fitting for it's purpose.

thats exactly what it looks and feels like its heavy and has the same patina a chorme bronze turnbuckle has

I just have never had one, or any sort of flipable roller of this type

thanks, I guess its fine to use then...I wont extend it over the tip of the bow more than a couple of inches...so no extra forces involved

I do have to make a new mount though as it seems the po did extend it too far out causing it to warp a bit

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