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Old 11-10-2009, 08:22   #1
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Bow Roller to the Side of the Bowsprit?

I purchased a Rocna 25kg for my boat and had planned to modify my bow roller within my Bowsprit this winter.
I'm wondering if a better approach would be to mount a bow roller to the side of the Bowsprit? It seams to me that:
  1. It would be easier.
  2. It would get the load back to the boat structure as opposed to out on the Bowsprit.
  3. Lateral support to redirect the chain rode would have to be installed.
Does anyone have experience with this sort of setup?
Best to Starboard or Port?
What are the pro's and con's?
Any gotcha's that anyone is aware of?

Let me know please.

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Old 11-10-2009, 11:25   #2
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Best to Starboard or Port?
Probably starboard. Check your windlass as to which side it likes to feed from.
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Old 11-10-2009, 12:59   #3
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The anchor rode might interfere with the bobstay if you have one.
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The anchor rode might interfere with the bobstay if you have one.
FSMike,
Thanks for that!
My first thought was how.
But it didn't take but a second to figure it out.
Thanks, without your prompt, I could have went a fair distance down this rode before I woke up.
Abandon that Idea.

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I have a 7 foot bow sprit and have mounted rollers on both sides. I have a 34 foot ketch and during anchoring My boat mostly stays bow to the wind unless there is a strong surf opposite the wind, then there is a chance the chain will rattle against the bobstay. you can install a roller kit on the bobstay to protect your cable with scheduled 40 grey electrical conduet. here are my pictures V/R Capt Bill
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