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Anchor roller question

Last season I had a problem with the anchor chaffing my mooring pennant. I ended up taking the anchor off in the end.

The big problem is that I cannot fit the anchor through the bow pulpit. The combination of the "roll bar" on the anchor and the roller furling drum makes for an interesting puzzle. It looks like it should fit through but it just won't.

One of the things on my short list for buying this boat was an anchor roller. It's a great feature. The only way to get the anchor back on the boat is to go over the pulpit so the chain must be disconnected.

What happens is that the tip of the Rochna makes contact with the pennant line as the boat moves on the mooring. The worse the weather the more contact.

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Re: Anchor roller question

My Pearson 28-2 (which is quite similar to your C&C 30) has an integrated anchor roller, but it doesn't work very well with my Manson Supreme anchor (very similar in shape to your Rocna). If possible I'd buy the anchor roller locally and have your anchor (or one just like it on hand) to make sure that the roller can effectively hold and control the anchor. If your only option is West Marine then that might be difficult, even the large stores don't seem to stock much in the way of anchor rollers.

My anchor roller is roughly like this one:
https://windline.com/index.php?act=viewdetails&mod=123

Without something pulling back on the anchor the anchor will actually just roll forward and off of this roller. If something does pull back it also needs to pull down (towards the deck) or the anchor will hit the bow of my boat.

I think something like this would work a lot better:
https://windline.com/index.php?act=viewdetails&mod=125

What I really need for proper anchor storage is a channel just wider than the width of the anchor shank with a fixing system that held onto the eye of the anchor shank. That would be a narrower and longer version of this:
https://windline.com/index.php?act=viewdetails&mod=207

I haven't found something with the right shape on the market, so I'm going to make my own by cutting up some heavy wall aluminum rectangle tube and lining the interior with 1/4" starboard.

The other option is to keep the anchor in an anchor locker. Sadly my Pearson anchor locker is designed for a Danforth and won't fit anything that is more 3 dimensional.
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Re: Anchor roller question

While removing the anchor is probably the best thing for the mooring pennant, have you tried shipping the anchor 'upside down'? You may need to lash it to the pulpit somehow to keep it from flipping back over, but the roll bar hanging down may be less obstructive...
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Re: Anchor roller question

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Last season I had a problem with the anchor chaffing my mooring pennant. I ended up taking the anchor off in the end.

The big problem is that I cannot fit the anchor through the bow pulpit. The combination of the "roll bar" on the anchor and the roller furling drum makes for an interesting puzzle. It looks like it should fit through but it just won't.

One of the things on my short list for buying this boat was an anchor roller. It's a great feature. The only way to get the anchor back on the boat is to go over the pulpit so the chain must be disconnected.

What happens is that the tip of the Rochna makes contact with the pennant line as the boat moves on the mooring. The worse the weather the more contact.

Any suggestions?
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If you're on a mooring, why not just cat the anchor by the roll bar from the upper rail of your bow pulpit using a length of split rubber hose to protect the rail. A lashing would hold it in place well enough. No?
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Re: Anchor roller question

Hey,

I have / had a similar problem. I used to keep a 33 lb plow anchor on the bow. If I placed it on the anchor roller it could chafe the mooring pendants. So I would take it off the roller and hang it on the bow pulpit. It worked fine but the headsail would rub it a little.

Last year I took that anchor off the boat and it's been in my basement since. I left the Danforth in the anchor locker and that's what I used. To deploy it I just drop it over the bow pulpit because it doesn't fit through the puplit. After the rode is out I lead the rode back to a bow cleat and then it's all good.

Since I don't anchor often this works for me. If I go on a trip where I plan to anchor overnight I'll take the plow with me and put it on the anchor roller since I won't be using a mooring.

Personally, I don't think it's safe to have an anchor on a roller if you are on a mooring and the pendants can come anywhere close to the anchor.

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Re: Anchor roller question

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Personally, I don't think it's safe to have an anchor on a roller if you are on a mooring and the pendants can come anywhere close to the anchor.

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Re: Anchor roller question

I''ve been told it's best to remove the anchor when on a mooring, especially if you're not going to be around for a few days. Has anyone ever done that only to have a pendant chafe thru on a anchor roller? I've wondered about that.
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Re: Anchor roller question

I think I'm a little confused. If you don't currently have a roller, what is the anchor lying on that has it in the way of the mooring pennant?

Unfortunately, I don't think a roller is likely to change this problem. The only good solution is to remove the anchor. Our is on one and I see the 1" mooring line that we use get caught up on the tip of our anchor all the time. It creeps me out, but I'm usually only on it for a night and check it a few times per day. No way I would be comfortable being away in a storm.
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Re: Anchor roller question

This may be a little more than you were looking for..
If you don't mind spending a load of cash..... Call Klacko Marine out of Grimsby, Ontario. They will build you a whole new bow pulpit/ roller assembly. There work is stunning!! I have seen a load of C & C's and other 27 to 35 footers on Lake Ontario that they have done. Some of the finest boat stainless work i have seen. They most likely have a template for your boat. You could have it all.

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Re: Anchor roller question

Set up your pennant with a short length of chain at the point of chafe. Only use this when the boat is unoccupied as it will annoy the bejsus out of anybody trying to sleep esp. in the forepeak.
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