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Old 16-04-2021, 16:31   #1
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What is this on the front of my boat?

This boat (Crealock 37 cutter) is newish to me. There is this mount on the rail that I do not know what its for. Do you?
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Old 16-04-2021, 16:34   #2
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Re: What is this on the front of my boat?

To hold a Fortress anchor (?)
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Looks like a bracket to hold a Danforth-style anchor.
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Re: What is this on the front of my boat?

What they said - its a hanger for a danforth style anchor. It does appear to have slipped down the stanchion, to use it you will want it further off the deck.


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What they said - its a hanger for a danforth style anchor. It does appear to have slipped down the stanchion, to use it you will want it further off the deck.


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Not necessarily. If you store it with the shaft up, you'll just need to find a way to secure it.
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Old 16-04-2021, 19:02   #6
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Re: What is this on the front of my boat?

If you store the Danforth (or Fortress) stock up, beware of genoa sheets fouling on the stock.

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Old 16-04-2021, 19:36   #7
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It’s a holder for a robust ice scraper. If and when you decide to sail the Northwest Passage.
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Re: What is this on the front of my boat?

whatever it is, the photo is a device to make your neck crooked
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Re: What is this on the front of my boat?

It's a special sheet-fouling tack preventer. For proper function, you need to insert a Danforth anchor into. I had one on my previous boat. Remarkably effective!
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Old 17-04-2021, 09:26   #10
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It's a special sheet-fouling tack preventer. For proper function, you need to insert a Danforth anchor into. I had one on my previous boat. Remarkably effective!
Love it! What you need are jumping wires - as in https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jumping_wire
They worked for U boats.

I would try some kind of small plastic cap which will just fit over the stock of your Danforth or Fortress anchor, drill a couple of holes through the sides of it & feed a length of shock cord through, long enough for you to clip the ends onto your pulpit or guardwires, somewhere a good way away each side so any snagging sheet can just slide up & over it - you get the idea.

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A place to hang a Danforth lunch hook.
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Re: What is this on the front of my boat?

And some threads here are fun aren’t they ? Hahahaha

Definitely holds an anchor... or something...
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Re: What is this on the front of my boat?

Hi Ann,
I have a Fortress FX 85 - 47 pounds with its storage red bag. As a backup storm anchor - I can't find a rail mount bracket beyond the weight of 35 pounds limit.

Q) Is it best to leave it on the deck in its bag tied down or is there another solution to mount it fully assembled on the rail?



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If you store the Danforth (or Fortress) stock up, beware of genoa sheets fouling on the stock.

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