Anchor Roller and Bow Plate

Published date: February 2, 2011
  • Boat Type: Boat Type

Never liked the factory anchor roller and there is no such thing as "too much anchor". However, on more than one occassion in the middle of the night at an anchorage off the intracoastal waterway in Georgia, I have had boats drift by me, within feet of my bow because they had "too little anchor". We fabricated a deck plate out of 1/4 inch stainless steel, sanded and polished it for what seemed like days to get a high gloss. We ordered a heavy duty plow anchor style bow roller from Defender Marine as well as a 25lb Manson Supreme Anchor with 200 feet of anchor rode and 40 feet of chain. We also went underneath the front deck and put a 1/4 inch stainless steel backing plate. It was alot of fun getting the holes marked while lying on your back shoved as far into the forward V area as you can get, holding a 10 lb steel plate right over your face while the Wife marked the holes. That was just marking the holes, tightening the lock nuts up was even more fun. The Anchor Roller is big and needs to be fitted for placement while the roller furler is attached if possible. I wanted to make sure I had clearence. It fits perfectly, anything taller in regards to the anchor roller and it would not work. We also mounted the new cleats through both plates of steel. If something breaks off up there the bow is going with it.

Published by: streuber


Model Year: 2007
Photo Caption: Anchor Underway

Fitting the Anchor for Plate Design

Looking Down on Anchor

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