Originally Posted by feelsgood
I am sorry to say this but as a boatbuilder of 50 years I would realy worry about anchoring with your present system in any strong winds. The pressure you would exert on the bow could do some serious damage in strong winds. The bow is just not strong enough to take the loads. If I was you I would get shorter bow rollers of the self launch type and beef up the deck where they are fitted
As a boatbuilder, you might have considered that anchor rollers are (should be) used for storing, launching and retrieving anchors.
They shouldn’t be used as “fairleads” for deployed anchor rodes.
should run directly to the pictured cleats
, placing NO load on the rollers.
Which cleats are mounted on the rail, where lesser builders might have place fairleads, builing in an unneccesary chaffe point.
Were it my boat, I’d consider removing the (2) short decorative teak
toe rails, replacing them with additional cleats.
Excepting that I don’t see a chain stopper, I like his bow arrangement.
If the BOW won't take the load ......