Bow Roller on Talisman

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.

It was 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 the block.

It is held on by 5 bolts one of which goes through the stem head fitting

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.

It has 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.

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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.

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