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Protecting the bow from anchor strikes


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What is the issue?
The anchor has a tendency to swing back and strike the bow gel coat when being lifted.

Why address this?
The gel coat will chip when an anchor is strikes it. This will not only look bad but lead to further degradation.

How to address this?
Protect the bow by implementing a stainless steel anchor plate as shown in figures 1 (or by comparison without in figure 2).

The plate can be easily set in place by degreasing and keying the gel coat where it will be placed. The plate can then be fixed using two part epoxy and if you wish through bolts.

When setting off it is also prudent to tie up the head of a CQR up to prevent it swinging about not to mention the noise it causes.


With thanks to:
Michael Harpur, Yacht Obsession.





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