How about some input here...
I have an Albin Ballad (30'-00"). It has a single
forestay (roller furler) with the stay mounted right on the very bow and not much space on either side if it to mount a roller for an achor chain.
Everytime I anchor
(I have 70'-00" of 5/16" chain) I have to drop the chain over the side and, as I am getting older, I have trouble controlling the chain as it runs out.... the result, a few chips on the side of the boat.
I have toyed with the idea of screwing a stainless steel
strip where it runs out, but I would rather come up with a better idea... if there is one.
When raising the anchor
, especially if it is caked with mud , or stuck a little, make for more damage, which I would like to avoid......