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Old 15-01-2021, 02:17   #16
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Re: Modifying Bobstay for new EXCEL anchor

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Would it not be possible to change your anchor roller (a larger diameter roller, elevated in a larger fitting) so you increase the angle that the anchor shank makes to your bowsprit, thereby changing the angle and orientation of the fluke of the anchor - just so the fluke then clears the lug to which your bobstay attaches?
Or alternatively, shackle your new Excel to your starboard anchor chain.
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Old 15-01-2021, 03:22   #17
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Re: Modifying Bobstay for new EXCEL anchor

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Would it not be possible to change your anchor roller (a larger diameter roller, elevated in a larger fitting) so you increase the angle that the anchor shank makes to your bowsprit, thereby changing the angle and orientation of the fluke of the anchor - just so the fluke then clears the lug to which your bobstay attaches?
Exactly Alan, First testing this afternoon showed the need for the roller to be higher so that it lifts the butt of the shank ...Red Circle...
above the hawse pipe .
We will simulate that on Monday and then look at how it Beds
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Or alternatively, shackle your new Excel to your starboard anchor chain.
Thanks again Alan, I will keep that in mind if the more Forward Port lead still has clearance issues.
Would need to check my Lofrans Windlass Manual to see if I can switch Gypsies to opposite sides as Port Gypsy is sized for 13mm Chain
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Should be possible
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Exactly Alan, First testing this afternoon showed the need for the roller to be higher so that it lifts the butt of the shank ...Red Circle...
above the hawse pipe .
We will simulate that on Monday and then look at how it Beds
Red Circle shows where it stops against hawse pipe, so higher roller is first test MondayClick image for larger version

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