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Old 09-08-2011, 02:24   #1
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Adding an Anchor Sprit

Is there any leverage advantages to a strong anchor sprit? I have seen some added to sailboats and thought the anchor point looked weaker than the original anchor attachment. We have an Alberg 35 that we are fitting for cruising and would love to here thoughts about anchor attachments. Our main anchor is a 45 pound QCR with 3/8 chain.
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Re: Adding an anchor sprit

The only reason that I consider an advantage in extending an anchor davit on the bow would be to prevent the fluke of that 45 pound CQR from damaging the bow. Keeping the anchor secure while not deployed is another important consideration and this may be more difficult with extending it's mount.
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Re: Adding an Anchor Sprit

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We have an Alberg 35 that we are fitting for cruising and would love to here thoughts about anchor attachments.
On your boat, no. There is significant overhang from the existing roller that you won't have to worry about anchor retrieval or using a mooring ball. The only time you'd want such an appendage would be on a boat with a plumb bow that anchors or moors a significant amount of time.

Besides, you'd mess up the lines of a fine-looking boat.
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Re: Adding an Anchor Sprit

An anchor holder/bowsprit can place the anchor shank a safe distance away from the furling drum, so that when deploying or retrieving the anchor it will swing clear of it.
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We have a very beefy bow roller that sticks out a little and the bow of the boat has such a over hang hitting her with the anchor has never been a problem. I've never had a boat with an anchor sprit and didn't know if there was a mechanical advantage over a standard bow roller.
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