Join Date: Sep 2010
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Re: Anchor Roller Setups and Ideas
I have a Rocna 15 as well on a 30' Lippincott. My gap is pretty narrow and I forgot to get a measurement last time I was down so it has to wait until this weekend for that dim, I think the 5 inch mark will be about where I am. Unfortunately I have a 2 hour ride to the boat. I have just a 3/8 shackle between anchor and chain no swivel, don't like too many moving parts.
Based off what I got from Rocna's site I am going with double rollers one lower and larger in the front and another higher up and back to match the curve of the shank when the anchor is pulled back against them, and I am making it just for the Rocna. I am flaring out the side plates and dropping them so that the anchor is also pulled up against them to steady it while stowed as one of the pics on the Rocna site had and recommends. I want to take the base plate and flare it out coming from the bow back to my anchor locker so I am not tearing up my deck when I launch and retreive or even while stowed. I don't have enough room for a windlass and I have been hauling this anchor enough to not worry about it, though it would be nice. The angle is not too important or what it looks like sitting there, I just want the best possible operation. I figure it will be from the from the front roller back to the edge of the deck 10-12" to allow clearance so I am not taking chunks out of my fiberglass when I launch and retreive. I should have bow pics on my home comp somewhere I will try and post.
One of my engineers and I are going to put something together this week and I might try to get a wood mockup waterjetted out to test this weekend for fit. I would love to see pics of what you have
What drafting program are you using? On the free side I use DraftSight though not well hence the help from an engineer to get it all designed. haha