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Old 29-01-2017, 07:10   #1
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What's the Anchor Holder Called?

I feel like I should know this, but what is the large metal device that holds the anchor at the bow called? Is it just referred to as an anchor roller? I'm not referring to the black rubber roller, but the beefy metal device that holds the anchor and rubber roller.
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Re: What's the Anchor Holder Called?

Yep, they’re just called Anchor Rollers.
Marine Anchor Rollers
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Re: What's the Anchor Holder Called?

Sometimes the stem head fitting incorporates an anchor roller or two.

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Re: What's the Anchor Holder Called?

Or some use the term "bow roller"
Heck, most days it's "honey, the chain is caught on the anchor thingy" .
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Re: What's the Anchor Holder Called?

The anchor rail.
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Re: What's the Anchor Holder Called?

Bow sprit roller.

I like anchor thingy better.
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Re: What's the Anchor Holder Called?

Anchor Platform.
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Re: What's the Anchor Holder Called?

Bow roller
Davier d'étrave
Ankerrulle
Ankerrol
Bugrolle
Rodillo de proa
Musone di prua
Rolete da proa

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Re: What's the Anchor Holder Called?

My Voyage had a "tipper" that tipped the anchor forward on deployment.
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Re: What's the Anchor Holder Called?

I've heard and called this an anchor davit. Most people know of a dinghy davit as a structure that holds and support a dinghy. Well, an anchor davit holds and supports the anchor.

Davit: Any of the various cranelike devices used on a ship for supporting, raising or lowering boats, anchors, etc.
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I've heard and called this an anchor davit. Most people know of a dinghy davit as a structure that holds and support a dinghy. Well, an anchor davit holds and supports the anchor.

Davit: Any of the various cranelike devices used on a ship for supporting, raising or lowering boats, anchors, etc.
"cranelike" being the key aspect of a davit. I've never seen a crane on a bow roller.
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"cranelike" being the key aspect of a davit. I've never seen a crane on a bow roller.
What? From the roller extending from the bow back along the rail to the windlass this has all the designated features of a "crane". What is your operational definition of a crane?
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What? From the roller extending from the bow back along the rail to the windlass this has all the designated features of a "crane". What is your operational definition of a crane?
Essentially an overhead, projecting, load-bearing arm.

How about a few dictionary definitions:
Oxford?
"a large, tall machine used for moving heavy objects, typically by suspending them from a projecting arm or beam."

Cambridge?
"a tall metal structure with a long horizontal part, used for lifting and moving heavy objects:"

Merriam-Webster?
"3: an often horizontal projection swinging about a vertical axis: such as a : a machine for raising, shifting, and lowering heavy weights by means of a projecting swinging arm or with the hoisting apparatus supported on an overhead track"

Collins?
"a device for lifting and moving heavy objects, typically consisting of a moving boom, beam, or gantry from which lifting gear is suspended"

Derivation of the word? From the "crane" - a long necked bird.
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"Holder for the Bottom Sticky Thingie"
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I feel like I should know this, but what is the large metal device that holds the anchor at the bow called? Is it just referred to as an anchor roller? I'm not referring to the black rubber roller, but the beefy metal device that holds the anchor and rubber roller.
In Australia / New Zealand, 'bow fitting'
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