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    Posted: 15 Jul 2013 at 2:24am
I've been slowly going through all the worn-out gear on my venerable CO32 (Tazling, ex-Swack, possibly ex-Achilles, JJT 1981).   Replaced the disgusting all-chain rode (a cranky, sticky, filthy rustpile) with nice new 5/16;  and in the process I stared at the bowsprit fitting and was puzzled.

The anchor roller has been placed dead centre, so that the chain chafes on the forestay on the way in.  This seems odd.  Do other CO32s have twin rollers, one offset to each side?

Has anyone modified the bowsprit to offset the anchor roller?  The attachment seems to be part&parcel of the forestay fitting, so it looks like a major project.  I can probably live with it as-is, but it seems peculiar.


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I’m not sure if the JJT stem-head fitting is the same as the UK boats but assuming it is you are correct and there is only sufficient rather than excessive room to get the anchor and chain out without fouling the forestay.  The new bots built in the UK have a slightly wider fitting and I’m sure Jeremy Rogers will sell you one if you wanted an upgrade as it’s on their spares list.  I Suggest you take a look at their site.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Galatea Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 Jul 2013 at 2:29am
My JJT (1984) has the anchor fitting mounted on the centerline of the bow, but it is wide enough to allow the plastic roller to be offset to starboard.  This way the chain just clears the forestay turnbuckle.
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