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06-08-2009 02:23 PM
Advice on anchor roller design

I'm in the same situation: I have an Albin 7.9, with roller furling installed right at the point of the bow. There's no room underneath, and very little to either side (a little more than enough to run the chain through). I've though about fastening a wooden platform to the foredeck, installing bollards to control the movement of the chain and rode, and mounting a conventional roller, but wood rots, and there's little surface area to fasten the platform to. An alternative is to have one built out of stainless. Yet another is to mount one to one side or the other, but aft of the furler, which would mean having the anchor stick out some distance to the side - that doesn't seem very safe. I wouldn't mind seeing some other ways of dealing with this.
05-31-2009 08:38 AM
sailingdog My boat has a fairly narrow foredeck and roller furling...and I was able to put a bow roller in that has worked quite well for the last three seasons.

05-31-2009 03:57 AM
Craig Smith What did you have in mind, what is your ideal outcome, and what are you willing to do in the way of making changes?

You might find some ideas here:
05-30-2009 12:02 PM
Anchor roller

That's a really interesting idea.......thanks. It's definitely got possibilities.
05-30-2009 11:40 AM
JomsViking How about something like this?
Claus V. Hansen's Eftf. Gennakker PT10042&productnr=436106
Here's the vendor of that: Ankarspel Badplattform Badstege LED Peke | Båtsystem
05-30-2009 11:28 AM
Anchor roller

I have a Hunter 33.5 with in deck roller furling. There's not space to put an off the shelf anchor roller on the deck. Anyone have any suggestions???

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