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Old 25-07-2011, 04:42   #16
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Re: Bow vs Anchor (Anchor Won)

Thanks Jim - do you have any photos?
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Old 25-07-2011, 09:09   #17
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Thanks Jim - do you have any photos?
Sorry, I don't think that I have any in the archives, and for the time being I am some 7000 miles from Insatiable II and can't take any.

But, it is a simple thing: wraps around the stem for about 150 mm each side, and in our case goes from the waterline to just under the anchor roller. Looks like in your boat it would need to extend a bit below the WL.

Incidentally, I previously made one up out of thin stainless... it got banged up and quite dented, looked crappy ! I think the vinyl is a better way to go, much cheaper, too!

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The problem I'll have with a temporary repair is that it has to be made underwater -!
Just throw a boat party and have fifteen people in the cockpit. While they're having fun sit in your dink and do the repair.

By the way, I had a similar problem (hit a buoy) and repaired it with epoxy about fifteen years ago. It's still fine.
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Re: Bow vs Anchor (Anchor Won)

We don't have a shot of the entire bow, nor do we know the type of boat being dealt with here, but given those limitations I'd recommend being concerned about how your roller is set up. You seem to have a fairly plumb bow. That's great for maximizing waterline, but awful for anchoring and mooring. My guess is that the anchor roller is insufficient for the design of your hull, and you run the risk of injuring the gelcoat whenever you pull the hook.

If you plan on doing a lot of anchoring in the future, attending to that problem should become a priority.
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Re: Bow vs Anchor (Anchor Won)

Last update: repair work was carried out last week at Alanya Marina in Turkey. There were no problems as a result of the delay in having the repair made so I really appreciate the great advice I received here. Boat is looking as good as new and one of my winter projects is to make something I can put on & off to protect the bow as needed - will post photos once done!
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Re: Bow vs Anchor (Anchor Won)

If you want to get the bow out of the water , borrow as many of those big plastic wheelie garbage bins as you can find, and place them on the stern. Then fill them with water. You will be surprised how much difference this makes. In a fibreglass boat you may need some bits of wood to spread the load. Our boat is steel so we don't have to worry about things like that.
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Re: Bow vs Anchor (Anchor Won)

Hi Phil

I recently had damage to my bows and decided to buy one of those rigid sprung bow protectors. Got it off ebay for the price of a gelcoat repair kit and it looks better than the gelcoat as the outer layer is a highly polished rigid upvc (virtually bullet proof) and foam inner for the gelcoat. It is cleverly sprung away from the hull until you have a collision. Unfortunately, in our cases it is cure rather than prevention but at least I am prepared for the future!
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