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Old 14 May 2010, 19:16   #11
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I wouldn't bother with the boll**k catcher on the front. I have a hefty s/s U bolt in the forward part of the bow locker and black rubber channel section over the nose. It works a treat.
I use this arrangement too and find it pretty good. I do however use the anchor a fair bit and had always wanted a roller on the bow to aid recovery. I visited a force 4 chandlery the other day and found an intergrated roller assembly for a RIB that was bolted to a tube moulded fiberglass chassis. This would then get stuck onto the bow. Seemed like a good Idea and much smaller and neater than the RIBeye ones.
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Old 14 May 2010, 19:18   #12
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Actually I almost always launched single handed and I found it useful to hold on to while teeting at the ungraceful point of either falling into the boat or falling into the water - which is the main reason I wanted it...

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If its to help you on/off board when on the trailer, how about some steps or a small ladder on the draw bar just in front of the Bow? This is what I'm considering.
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Old 15 May 2010, 04:14   #13
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Wuldn't have one of those (speaks in high pitched voice - in pain)

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The reason I got mine is not really anything to do with anchoring and the like, because as already said a bit of rubber channel is fine for that. Mine is to guide a mooring warp when tying up alongside a pontoon. The warp goes from the sampson post on the anchor locker and passes on the far side of the b@ll@ck catcher before heading to the pontoon bollard/cleat. This stops the warp from sliding along the tubes and causing any damage.
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If its to help you on/off board when on the trailer, how about some steps or a small ladder on the draw bar just in front of the Bow? This is what I'm considering.
I'd been considering that too, for about four years till I sold the boat... Round Tuit job
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so I was thinking about this unhatched Egg of yours Stephen...

Is it a Boide's egg or a t-tTherpenth's egg?

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It be a Boide's egg ... from a pedigree Osprey no less

Even stranger is that it will hatch into a wolf...
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Even stranger is that it will hatch into a wolf...
SeaWolf, AirWolf or SteppenWolf ?
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Though I hadn't thought about whether it should be a capital or a little W...

I was quite taken with "Firefox" but decided that everybody would have completely missed the point and asked me why I named it after a web browser....
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I was quite taken with "Firefox" but decided that everybody would have completely missed the point and asked me why I named it after a web browser....
Oh I'm quite sure that us Keyboard Mariners would have rolled with that...

Firefox would work well on the VHF, 'cept there's no-one listening for you!
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