What Mark said. Clutter and windage, are two strong arguments against a stern roller and permanently mounted kedge. Our kedge, like Mark's, lives in the laz.
It's an aluminum Fortress
on a rope rode
, not chain, so there are no gelcoat
conflicts. You don't want chain on your kedge because you might need to row it out in the dinghy
to kedge off, and that simply won't work
with a chain rode
It can be thrown off the after deck
, with the rode belayed on a deck
cleat. It can be retrieved with a sheet winch
. You don't need a roller, in my opinion, at all, unless you are planning to anchor systematically with a stern anchor --
that would be, for example, if you Med moor, bows to.