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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-22-2012
Replies: 15
Views: 2,265
Posted By swokrams
All very good ideas, guys. I am headed to the...

All very good ideas, guys. I am headed to the boat today. I have a Lewmar anchor roller that is about 15" long. It pivots, too. The pivot makes it easier to haul in. I have some mechanical...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-19-2012
Replies: 15
Views: 2,265
Posted By swokrams
I was experimenting in my garage with a roller,...

I was experimenting in my garage with a roller, anchor, and mock-up bow (a work bench table). It is a bit scarey watching a Danforth anchor swing around. It is a gelcoat destroyer.
-Steve
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-19-2012
Replies: 15
Views: 2,265
Posted By swokrams
Whoa. Great idea! And this from a stink-pot...

Whoa. Great idea! And this from a stink-pot owner? So simple and elegant too. This solution could keep me well away from the danger areas of the bow.

Much food for though here. Thanks. I...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-19-2012
Replies: 15
Views: 2,265
Posted By swokrams
Yup. Anchors weigh a lot, are extremely awkward...

Yup. Anchors weigh a lot, are extremely awkward to handle, and are located far from the security of the cockpit. My next boat will have a windlass.
-Steve
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-19-2012
Replies: 15
Views: 2,265
Posted By swokrams
This would only be 2 to 3 feet back from the bow....

This would only be 2 to 3 feet back from the bow. I think this might be OK. I was wondering about current pushing more sideways on the boat as the boat would not be pointing directly into the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-18-2012
Replies: 15
Views: 2,265
Posted By swokrams
Anchor Roller Location

Hi folks.

I am mounting an anchor roller on my 1975 Sabre 28. Do anchors have to be deployed at the very tip of the bow? How about a few feet back on the starboard side? It would sure make...
Forum: Atomic 4   02-17-2012
Replies: 0
Views: 703
Posted By swokrams
Question Anchor Roller Location

wrong forum - sorry
Forum: Sabre   04-14-2009
Replies: 8
Views: 3,163
Posted By swokrams
Thanks for the reply, rip. The marina removed...

Thanks for the reply, rip. The marina removed the shaft and cut the bearing out ($150). So the worst is over. I will order a new "APEX." I just bought the boat two Decembers ago, my first. What...
Forum: Sabre   04-08-2009
Replies: 8
Views: 3,163
Posted By swokrams
Hello riphonda, I am about to replace the...

Hello riphonda,
I am about to replace the cutlass on my 1975 Sabre 28. Any tips? I am mechanically included, but I am new to sailboats. Do you have to cut the shaft, or replace it with a new one?...
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