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Stern Roller - Does Anybody Have One?

Hi all,

the general areas where I like to cruise seem to call for anchoring both bow and stern. Not a big deal, but it seems that installing an anchor roller on the stern would make life much easier while dropping and retrieving that anchor. As it happens, I do have a nice new roller that would fit.

Do any of you have such a setup? Comments pro or con?

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I do not have one yet, but would like to add one if I find just the right one, and it is cheap. it's not a high priority at this point, but I have anchored off the stern several times, either bow and stern, or just a lunch hook off the back as it is lighter for a quick stop in clam waters. However, retrieving from the stern is harder then it should be and a stern roller would help. Not to store the anchor on, just to run the rode on for retrieval.

Not much help since i do not have one so I can only say, i like the idea too!
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We have one but mainly use it to lead the stern tie line over the transom. I think the practical usefulness of one as an anchor roller will depend on it's location and the style of transom the boat has.
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We don't have one (canoe stern), but if memory serves the Pardys have one on Taleisin mounted to the underside of the boomkin.
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We have one, it is small, used for a smaller Danforth lunch hook. Like Faster we have used it for the stern tie line, but have used it for pulling the prawn trap line mostly (500' of poly line). It makes pulling the line a lot easier because you don't have to worry about keeping it away from the hull/rubrail and can really pull on it from in the cockpit instead of hanging over the railing trying to pull it straight up (makes it a lot safer too). Ours is mounted on the port side just at the corner of the transom.
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We have one on our canoe stern, rarely use it.

For "bow and stern," consider dropping a 2nd bow anchor (as though you were going to do a Bahamian Moor), and then walking the 2nd rode along the rail and securing it at the stern. Disassemble in the reverse order of assembly. That way you have the windlass at the bow to help with retrieval of both anchors.
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