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Old 19-09-2019, 05:34   #1
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Bow Roller Wheel Replacement help

Hi, trying to replace two roller wheels for my bow roller. No idea who made it. the rollers are:

#1- Diameter 3.6 inch, width 2.8 inches center hole is ¾ inch
#2- Diameter 4.6 inch , width 2.8 inches center hole is ¾ inch

Any suggestions or referrals appreciated
Boat is a MMI, 1986,42' (Defever),


No standard bowroller wheels are close.
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Old 24-09-2019, 04:24   #2
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Re: Bow Roller Wheel Replacement help

I used polyurethane boat trailer rollers to replace the ones on my Eagle 40. 45# Bruce with all chain rode. They have held up for over 2 years at 25% of the cost. Diameter not as important as width and the width can be modified with angle grinder.

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I used Steelydon's plan many years ago. 'simple cheap and rugged!
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Re: Bow Roller Wheel Replacement help

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Hi, trying to replace two roller wheels for my bow roller. No idea who made it. the rollers are:

#1- Diameter 3.6 inch, width 2.8 inches center hole is ¾ inch
#2- Diameter 4.6 inch , width 2.8 inches center hole is ¾ inch

Any suggestions or referrals appreciated
Boat is a MMI, 1986,42' (Defever),


No standard bowroller wheels are close.
Any machine shop can make rollers to your specification out of a variety of plastics. Polyurethane is sufficient.
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Re: Bow Roller Wheel Replacement help

Second on SteelyDon's trailer wheels. I used them when I fabricated bow rollers for two 45 pound anchors, and again as chain guides from the bow to the windlass. No problems.
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Re: Bow Roller Wheel Replacement help

You can try these folks. I found them when searching for replacement rollers. I ended up turning my own on a lathe (wood lathe) out of UHMW cylindrical stock.

https://dreamgreen.org/custom-sheaves/anchor-sheaves
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Re: Bow Roller Wheel Replacement help

Made my own while I had access to a machine shop. I used 10” diameter Nylatron. The larger the diameter, the easier it is to pull the shank over it.
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