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Old 31 January 2002, 07:11   #11
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If what I think you are after is some bow protection I think that if you contact Polymarine they should be able to help you their site is

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Old 31 January 2002, 07:47   #12
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Here's a photo of the set up on my RIB. The thicker blue rope is permanently attached to the bow eye and is controlled by the thin blue line (the lazy line) that is hanging down and going back into the boat where it goes through an eye and there is a cleat to tie it off on. As needed another rope can be attached to the end of the blue painter eg an anchor or as in the photo a short mooring line
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Old 31 January 2002, 12:36   #13
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Ahhhhhh, now THAT makes sense. Thanks.

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Old 31 January 2002, 12:47   #14
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John - the loops wrere spliced in to replace all those overhand knots that we could not undo!!! - but with the fishing boat we anchor at least once every trip and occasionally use a technique using a bit of kit known as an Alderney ring. Attached to a large buoy this method allows the lifting of the anchor by steaming uptide whilst the warp runs thru the ring - (hence the need for the spliced in loops so that they run freely thru the ring), the buoyancy of the buoy then pops the anchor out of the sea-bed and leaves it suspenede just below the buoy. Fraught with all sorts of dangers if you get it wrong but handy at times for lifting a heavy anchor in deep water.
Keith - sorry can't draw the proverbial straight line let alone the diagram. It is mentioned on under anchoring - wavelength but still no diagram
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Old 31 January 2002, 13:27   #15
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Solution: Take an piece of D Strake and slpit it down its length, Glue to bow using Bostik mix or similar.
Try Inflatable Boat Supplies

They should be able to help.

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Old 31 January 2002, 16:54   #16
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Another effective method of installing an anchor line guide and anti-chafe protection is to obtain a short length of heavy duty D section rubbing strake, the same as used on most RIB's, and glue it over the bow section. When in place, simply use a sharp knife to cut down the middle of the D section and it will open to form a channel for the anchor line.
Can be obtained by the metre from Henshaw's

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