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JTC posted 06-14-2007 10:51 AM ET (US)   Profile for JTC   Send Email to JTC  

I have a Lewmar Delta anchor (10kg) on my 1999 28 Conquest, but I've found that the rubber roller in the bow pulpit is mounted too close to the front of the opening to allow the anchor to fully retract. Actually it does fully retract, but only because the windlass is forcing it past the opening which has cause the screws holding the roller to pull out. Once it's wedged up the roller it can't be released without forcing it back the other way.

The roller's position is "fixed" because the fiberglass is indented where the roller is supposed to be mounted, but I was contemplating moving the roller aft by an inch or so by redrilling new holes and using some stainless steel washers to "level" out the mounting. (Because the front-most screws will land in the indent, but the aft-most screws go into fiberglass that's an 1/8" higher.

I'm a little bummed that the roller will now be mounted out of its indent, but I can't see any other decent solution (except perhaps a smaller diameter roller wheel if I can find one)

Anyone else run into this issue? What anchor actually fits the pulpit as designed? Only Danforth style anchors?



kglinz posted 06-14-2007 11:27 AM ET (US)     Profile for kglinz  Send Email to kglinz     
I use a 10 KG Bruce and its works well. I have seen boats with a bracket that is different from mine. It was on a new 295 at a boat show, so maybe Whaler can furnish it.


Brian7son posted 06-14-2007 01:21 PM ET (US)     Profile for Brian7son  Send Email to Brian7son     
Mine is just your basic Danforth and it fits fine.


JTC posted 06-14-2007 01:27 PM ET (US)     Profile for JTC  Send Email to JTC     

Hmmm - that's getting me thinking that maybe I can just replace the bracket and roller itself with one that hangs down a bit lower. I'll have to measure the bracket I have.


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