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Old 30-04-2012, 15:45   #1
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Bow Anchor Roller Installation

Heres my situation:

To install my anchor roller I need to raise the deck to the level of the tow rail to create a level base. Question is what is the simplest way to get this done. Gotta raise around an inch.

Would using something like West System 404 to build up work. I have never worked with this product and dont know easy it would be to properly shape for this purpose.

Maybe some marine ply glassed over would be best? No glass work experience either.

I just can not decide.

Whats the simplest cost effective way to get this project complete.

If you could be detailed as I`m new to all this boat repair stuff

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Re: Bow Anchor roller Installation

Oh just go with the solution that is easiest for you. I would use a piece of 1'' plank as I find it easier to shape a plank than two layers of plywood.

You can glue the plank to the deck with 3M.

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Oh just go with the solution that is easiest for you. I would use a piece of 1'' plank as I find it easier to shape a plank than two layers of plywood.

You can glue the plank to the deck with 3M.

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Any specific type of wood? Pre-treat the wood?
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Re: Bow Anchor roller Installation

I've done this, except I had to go about 4 inches. I built a dam around the area I wanted to build up. Sealed it well, mostly. Used some ply and well-thickened West stuff. Make sure you pick the proper West System product for the job, else you could sit there for hours waiting for the initial set up. And use enough of one of the thickeners that's appropriate for the job so stuff doesn't run all over your deck. I've heard of this happening...........
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Re: Bow Anchor roller Installation

If you want it bare then you may go for some kind of teak or similar. If the wood is less water-proof I would seal it.

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I've done this, except I had to go about 4 inches. I built a dam around the area I wanted to build up. Sealed it well, mostly. Used some ply and well-thickened West stuff. Make sure you pick the proper West System product for the job, else you could sit there for hours waiting for the initial set up. And use enough of one of the thickeners that's appropriate for the job so stuff doesn't run all over your deck. I've heard of this happening...........
Interesting

What did you use to build the dam for the area?
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Re: Bow Anchor roller Installation

I would probably use a couple of planks well sealed with epoxy and attached solidly to the deck. Then a matching gel coat to cover the epoxy. Unless of course the boat had teak toe rails etc, then I would use teak.
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Re: Bow Anchor roller Installation

I use G10 material. It's just an addition to the hull itself and can be shaped, epoxied on and gel coated over so it looks like part of the deck.

G 10>>> G10 Fiberglass Board
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Re: Bow Anchor roller Installation

Every one knows you should use teak.. But its big money ! Ply wood like 3/4 sandwiched with west epoxy should do ! Than glass it in one side. Let it dry 2 days and plip it over glass the other side and down all the edges. Sand smooth you can add white gelcote as the last coat and it will blend in !
Now if you mount something on it always drill a larger hole fill with west epoxy resin plug up the other side so it will not run out. When it sets drill smaller holes for what ever your mounting. This way moisture will never run into your wood.. All the luck .. St Nick / Fla
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Re: Bow Anchor roller Installation

Any chance that you have a picture of the deck that you can share?
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The easiest thing is to use white Starboard. Works easily with standard tools. Round the edges and it will look great. Will last forever. It doesn't glue reliably so thru-bolt. If you have a cored deck, be sure to drill oversize holes then fill with epoxy and drill the correct hole size (good directions on the West epoxy site).

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Re: Bow Anchor roller Installation

Lots of good ideas here but from a different point of view, might you cut your toe rails back and leave the deck as is?
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Lots of good ideas here but from a different point of view, might you cut your toe rails back and leave the deck as is?
I have gave that idea a thought or two. WOuld need to cut away maybe 4 inches or so to fit the roller.

I appreaciate all the advice. Gonna have to ponder on it a little and just go ahead and decide in the next few days.
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I have gave that idea a thought or two. WOuld need to cut away maybe 4 inches or so to fit the roller.

I appreaciate all the advice. Gonna have to ponder on it a little and just go ahead and decide in the next few days.
Some pictures are worth a thousand ideas!
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Re: Bow Anchor roller Installation

Go to a yard sale or two and get some of those old plastic cutting boards. Cut them to the right size and throughbolt them to the deck and make certain you bed them in bedding compound that doesn't harden and can be removed. As was mentioned, wherever you go through the deck make you holes larger and fill them with epoxy and them drill them out to bolt size. 3M 4200 maybe? or Boat Life Polysulfide? That will last forever, not rot, not get termites and look ok since it's white.

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