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My boat has a bent anchor roller. It came to us that way and wasn't noticed until the first time deploying the anchor when we discovered the forward roller is seized. The bent portion is the self-launching piece that swivels up from the base plate. The way it is racked has captured the forward roller and is holding it so it won't rotate. If I could get the roller out, I'd shave 1/16" off each end of it and probably be back in business, but unfortunately someone welded both ends of the forward roller pin to the side plates (not the original factory setup). Beneteau can replace the whole assembly for $600 but I'm sure a stainless fabricator could repair it for far less. I'd appreciate recommendations for a fabricator. I'm willing to ship the piece or have it repaired locally so long as it could be turned around quickly.