We have a double roller on our bowsprit
. Our primary anchor
(Rocna) is on the starboard side and we typically like to keep a fortress
connected to the secondary rhode and in the port side roller.
In order to make it all fit I typically tie the fortress
vertically (on itís side) in the roller. Over the last year as weíve made our way down the thorny path to Grenada
, weíve had several times where we wanted a stern anchor
to address rolling swell in a non windy anchorage where a swell bridal wouldnít work
. When this happens I typically pull the fortress off the secondary rhode and rig a quick stern line.
The problem comes when re-mounting the fortress on the bow. Without a dock
(which we visit very rarely) re-lashing the anchor on the roller is a real pain. Iím curious if anyone has seen or made some type of mounting bracket to help lock the fortress in place on itís side in a roller?
If so, please share your tricks.
Hereís an old picture of our typical setup. This was when initially fitting the Rocna
, so itís not locked in place as it normally is when underway, but should give you a good idea of the issue.