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06-07-2010 03:57 PM
BarryL Hello

As mentioned by a few others, I take my anchor off the roller and hang it on the bow pulpit. I use one small tie to keep it from moving around.

The benefit of it being on the pulpit is that the anchor is ready to deploy and it won't be chafing the mooring gear.

Barry
06-07-2010 03:19 PM
Plumbean
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Originally Posted by Gladrags1 View Post
You should NOT replace it with an undersized anchor while sailing since the undersized anchor will do nothing to secure the boat in the event of emergency.
Not sure if this was directed at me or the OP, but at least in my case I would be using a properly sized fluke style anchor. Because of the way they work, proper sizing for my boat for a fluke is less than 15 lbs, which is a lot easier to manhandle than a large claw (my 45 is a bit overkill, but it came with the boat).
06-07-2010 03:15 PM
Plumbean
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Originally Posted by eolon View Post
If the anchor is on the bow roller, and the mooring line is through the chock, they should never interfere with one another. You can see this set-up in some of the pics posted by Maine Sail..::.
This is not the case for a lot of boats (mine included), which is why Maine Sail's post recommends removing the anchor from the roller when on the mooring.
06-07-2010 01:33 PM
eolon The anchor needs to be on the bow roller. Re-designing your set-up may be required. A short bowsprit would solve the problem, and a different roller with a pin that locks the anchor to the roller. At a mooring, the line should go through a chock on the side of the bow; my boat already has this, but I suppose you could add a chock to your boat pretty easily. Most bow rollers are not designed to take shock from a mooring in a storm, anyway...

If the anchor is on the bow roller, and the mooring line is through the chock, they should never interfere with one another. You can see this set-up in some of the pics posted by Maine Sail.

Best Regards,


e

.::.
06-07-2010 01:32 PM
AdamLein I like the hang-from-pulpit idea as it minimizes the amount of work to do to get your anchor ready for cruising.

A variation on the theme: turn the anchor upside-down, leave it on the roller, and suspend it in that position from the pulpit.
06-07-2010 06:24 AM
Gladrags1 I agree with the poster who recommended that you tie the anchor up and out of the way while on the mooring. You SHOULD have it ready for deployment while sailing in the event of emergency. You should NOT replace it with an undersized anchor while sailing since the undersized anchor will do nothing to secure the boat in the event of emergency. I wouldn't do anything about replacing the roller. I agree it seems small for the anchor but the anchor seems to sit in there ok and probably rolls off it and back on ok. I would look to see what I could do to keep it from hopping out of the roller in the event of going over some big waves, crashing and banging. You don't want the anchor jumping up and out and then swinging wildly. There are 2 holes at the top forward corner, above the roller. Could these be used to strap the anchor down?

Another thing you could do at the mooring is make a bridle that goes from 1 cleat on the starboard side to the other cleat on the port side of the bow that slips through the pendant. Put the bridle through an old piece of hose cut to size to protect from shafe on either side of the pendant and you will have a good, secure system.

Tod
06-07-2010 06:02 AM
bobdamiano
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G'Day Bob,

Another approack is to hang the anchor from the pulpit whilst on the mooring, thus freeing up the roller and getting the sharp bits of the anchor well out of the way. With your unusually long pulpit it would be WELL out of the way!!
Actually the pulpit has been expertly reworked and it now fits the boat much better. This is the last (maybe only) P34 built by Bristol Yachts for "Cal-Pearson" in 1997 (hull 61). The boat was unfinished when Bristol went out of business. Between the large pulpit and tiny roller, one gets the impression they were just trying to finis up this boat with any spare parts they had laying around.
06-07-2010 12:31 AM
JimCate G'Day Bob,

Another approack is to hang the anchor from the pulpit whilst on the mooring, thus freeing up the roller and getting the sharp bits of the anchor well out of the way. With your unusually long pulpit it would be WELL out of the way!!

Cheers,

Jim and Ann s/v Insatiable II lying Port Stephens, NSW, Oz
06-06-2010 10:57 PM
deniseO30 Bob.. is it possible your boat is missing a bow plank? Don't know if would be called a bowspirit. It's a pretty hefty piece of teak. I've one on my boat and it keeps the anchor well away from the boat. But, I keep the anchor in the locker anyway.
06-06-2010 09:45 PM
Plumbean This is timely. I came off the boat today and told the wife I was done with the 45 pound claw that came with our boat and getting a fluke to stick in the cockpit locker. I have a large bow roller compared to yours, but it doesn't make a difference when it comes to chafing the mooring lines. So off comes the anchor when we are done sailing and then, because there isn't an easy place to store the darn thing while sailing, I have to put it back on the bow whenever we want to go out. If we plan on anchoring out, I'll put it back on the bow, but in the meantime I plan on keeping a fluke in the cockpit locker that can be deployed in an emergency.
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