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Topic Review (Newest First)
02-17-2010 12:57 PM
SanDiegoChip
Our finished bow rollers, thanks for input, it was used.

Our finished bow rollers


Thanks for input, it was used.
Chip
02-11-2010 12:52 PM
SanDiegoChip
Bow rollers in construction

I signed up for a free photo service so I could post photos of our boat projects as I like pics. I can not post here yet. So here goes.
Testing pre welded anchor drop.



Also thanks for the info. Because of it I had some tabs welded on for tying down the anchors and the pin fixed so the CQR would not launch by accident.
Thanks,
Chip
01-28-2010 05:48 PM
SanDiegoChip This is the welder, we are doing a anchor roller fit.
They will add to places to tie the anchors to the rollers.
OK the link does not work and I do not have permisions to add a photo.
When i can I will
Thank you,
Chip

11-30-2009 01:28 PM
SanDiegoChip I found out that the pin in the anchor rollers is for stopping the anchor from self launching (said so from Kingston). Not for holding the anchor in. I ended up buying a self launching 44 Bruce type from Kingston and a URM-1 for the CQR from Winline.
Thanks,
Chip
11-23-2009 11:08 AM
sailingdog Pinning the anchor is a bad idea. First, most rollers don't have the pin in the right spot for the anchor, and if you have to drill a hole in the anchor, you're creating a place for corrosion to get a good hold, since you're exposing bare steel—stainless steel has no place in anchors IMHO. Lashing it is a much better alternative, especially if you have a roll bar anchor like the Rocna or Manson Supreme.

As for the roller, 316 SS is better than 304, since 304 is far more susceptible to crevice corrosion and chloride ion stress cracking. Garhauer marine makes some good ones, and they're usually far more reasonably priced than other makers. A pivoting bow roller that allows the anchor to self-launch is a good idea if you have an electric windlass and can release the tension on the rode from the cockpit, as it makes anchoring single-handed much simpler. If you don't have an electric windlass with controls in the cockpit, the self-launching doesn't make and difference.

Don't curse the Pacific side of Central America, the people there will get offended and may not be very friendly then... :-)

Also, remember that the bow roller isn't really designed to take a lot of strain, and that the rode, especially if it is all chain, should have a snubber or bridle of some sort to put the load on the cleats or mooring bitt, rather than on the bow roller.
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Originally Posted by SanDiegoChip View Post
Hi,
We are about to purchase two bow rollers for our 36’ Islander Freeport. We have a 45lb CRQ and are planning on purchasing a 44lb Bruce type anchor. I do not know much about bow rollers. I like the Kingston “For CQR plow anchors up to 45 lbs. 3/16" 304 Stainless steel”
Anchor Roller
Also the “3-Wheeled Bruce or Claw anchors up to 44 lbs”
“Designed to self-launch Bruce or Claw anchors up to 44 lbs ”
Anchor Roller
The “Designed to self-launch” feature I am also not sure of. It sounds nice but is it what we would want for cruising. We will be cursing the Pacific side of Central America.
I do not expect to be able to have two anchors on rollers at the same time because of room. We do not have a bowsprrint.
Also what about the pins to hold the anchor in place when under sail in seas?
Seems good to me but does it work? Do they rattler arround etc?
Thank you,
11-22-2009 09:40 PM
CaptainForce I lash my anchors too. I replaced the original aluminum roller on my anchor davit with a composite material roller that was sold as a trailer roller for a boat trailer. I've been pleased with it for the last six years and I anchor out about 200 days of the year. 'take care and joy, Aythya crew
11-22-2009 02:09 PM
Vasco
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Originally Posted by SanDiegoChip View Post

Also what about the pins to hold the anchor in place when under sail in seas?
Seems good to me but does it work? Do they rattler arround etc?
Thank you,

I don't "pin" my anchors as I've seen a few cases where the pins get bent from pounding into seas and when it comes time to anchor it's a two hour job to remove the pin. Just lash them securely, in an emergency you can cut the lashings fairly quickly.

11-22-2009 01:40 PM
SanDiegoChip
Feedback on bow rollers please?

Hi,
We are about to purchase two bow rollers for our 36’ Islander Freeport. We have a 45lb CRQ and are planning on purchasing a 44lb Bruce type anchor. I do not know much about bow rollers. I like the Kingston “For CQR plow anchors up to 45 lbs. 3/16" 304 Stainless steel”
Anchor Roller
Also the “3-Wheeled Bruce or Claw anchors up to 44 lbs”
“Designed to self-launch Bruce or Claw anchors up to 44 lbs ”
Anchor Roller
The “Designed to self-launch” feature I am also not sure of. It sounds nice but is it what we would want for cruising. We will be cursing the Pacific side of Central America.
I do not expect to be able to have two anchors on rollers at the same time because of room. We do not have a bowsprrint.
Also what about the pins to hold the anchor in place when under sail in seas?
Seems good to me but does it work? Do they rattler arround etc?
Thank you,

 
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