I purchased a bow roller from Garhauer and mounted it on the bow.
I am quite sure it was AR-30. It is 24" long and has a 2.5" ID. If you
call them @ 909-985-9993 and ask for Mark, he will give you excellent
guidance. Like all Garhauer's products is very strongly built.
a pretty simple job. I did not add a bow sprit as some have done.
The dimensions of the block are 10" L x 3" W x 2" H. The block is notched
so that it does not interfere with the stem head fitting.
The block goes up on to the stem head fitting. It does not go all the
way to the edge of the stem head fitting. Maybe an inch or a little more
of the anchor roller is not supported by the block. If I did it again, I
would shape the block so the whole of the bow roller was supported by
It is held on by 5 bolts one of which goes through the stem head
It is solidly backed up on the underside.
The block rests on the stem head fitting and on the deck. there is lots
of caulking under it to keep water out. If I did it again I would notch
the block so it fit flat on both the stem head fitting and the deck.
worked very well so far. I think the thing I need most is a stainless
steel plate to protect the bow from anchor impact when it comes up.
This Old Boat
by Don Casey
Subtitled "turn a rundown fiberglass boat into a
first-class yacht on a shoestring budget," this book is the best
introduction I know boat maintenance for the new or prospective owner
of a "modern classic" sailboat. Starting with guidelines
for selecting a boat, Casey proceeds to fiberglass repairs, cabin and
deckwork, spars and rigging, boat equipment, woodwork, electrical,
plumbing, refrigeration, painting, canvas work and sails. All of this
is described in clear, simple terms perfect for the inexperienced.
This is the book that taught me fiberglass work. But don't let it
fool you; this book is appropriate for experienced boatowners, too.
I still refer to it.
Other books by Don Casey