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Old 26-02-2011, 13:44   #1
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Building an Anchor Mount

I'm leaving on a four month inside passage trip in a couple of months.

One item on my todo list that's nagging at me is an anchor upgrade.

My current anchor is a Danforth. It's stowed in an anchor locker on the foredeck. Danforths collapse nice and flat so it fits in the locker (barely). I want to get a bigger anchor for all the obvious reasons. Probably a Rocna 10*. Unfortunately, that won't fit in the anchor locker. I need to build some kind of mount for it.

The front area when the anchor needs to go is already pretty cramped. Between the bow lights, the toe rail, and the furling gear, I'm not really sure what the best set it up might be.

Do any of you creative / experienced folks have suggestions for building a mount that will fit here?

I have a stainless steel fabricator buddy awaiting orders.

* With 8800 pounds fully loaded and 28" of length, I'm on the light side of the range that a Rocna 10 is recommended for. I tend to think a 15 would be overkill.
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Old 26-02-2011, 16:11   #2
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Re: Building an anchor mount

My first thought is to remove your running lights and replace them with a combo red/green light that hangs from the bow pupit, then construct a mini bow sprit out of stainless that will also be braced from below with a rod that runs down to the stem. You just need enough length to keep the wide part of the Rocna and the roll bar ahead of the roller furler and the bow, because the narrow shank would lie nicely alongside the forestay fitting (I think!). Get the dimensions such that you can snug up the anchor and still get the anchor locker open too.
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Old 26-02-2011, 17:24   #3
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Building an anchor mount

Arch Stanton,

Kettlewell is on the right track. My post may just be a visual of what his idea is.

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Old 26-02-2011, 17:28   #4
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Re: Building an anchor mount

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With 8800 pounds fully loaded and 28" of length, I'm on the light side of the range that a Rocna 10 is recommended for.
That's a lot of weight in 2.33 feet....

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Old 27-02-2011, 21:54   #5
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That's a lot of weight in 2.33 feet....

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Go with something beefy!
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Tager - could you tel us the storey behind that one? ie boat disp, loa, conditions leading to the pic?? I am surprised that the line did not chafe through or break, before bending the roller that far.
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Tager - could you tel us the storey behind that one? ie boat disp, loa, conditions leading to the pic?? I am surprised that the line did not chafe through or break, before bending the roller that far.
maybe ran into the dock?
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I think the suggestions above sound right. Also if you're going to replace the bow light it's time to upgrade to LED while you're at it.
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Just Google. I don't know the story. Presumably storm. I googled "anchor roller storm."
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