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Mounting 110 lb Bruce

I decided to go for the big Bruce and now am wondering how best to mount it. Even with a winch it is difficult to pull in the 60 lb CQR over a standard bow roller so we're wondering how to mount this 110 pounder!

If you have a 110 lb or bigger Bruce style anchor, or any big anchor, I'd love to hear how you have it mounted.

Thanks,

Carl Bostek
S/V Aphrodite
Seward, AK
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Just curious as to what kind of boat that you are using a 110lb. anchor on.

If the boat is truly big enough to warrant a 110 lb. Bruce, it should be more than capable of mounting a windlass that can handle said hook... if not, you may be oversizing the anchor a bit much.
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I assume that the problem is getting the anchor past the tipping point where the flexible chain ends, and the rigid/heavy anchor stock begins.
Seems like you need either, (a) a pivoting bowroller or (b) a hawse pipe that allows the anchor to nest at close to it's normal hanging angle and not have to TIP 90 degrees to reach the nesting position.
All the pivoting rollers I find in a quick web search are geared to about 60lb max anchor weight.

Unless the system is carefully designed, the strains when trying to move past the tipping point can be ENORMOUS !! If a sturdy big brute of a windlass trys to force the issue, things can start popping, snapping, crackeling, breaking...........
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I am also rather curious what boat you are using this 110 lb anchor on.
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