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Old 18 May 2014, 14:40   #1
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Avon sr4 anchor post

Hi guys getting my deck taken out, shall I get a post right at the bow to attatch my anchor to when anchoring? Or instead Is there anything else I can do as a post will be big and slightly heavy? At the moment I'm attaching the anchor to the mounting cleat at the front of the boat underneath the bow tube which is not ideal. Any ideas appreciated and will take into consideration, cheers for any help.

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Old 18 May 2014, 14:59   #2
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Hi guys getting my deck taken out, shall I get a post right at the bow to attatch my anchor to when anchoring? Or instead Is there anything else I can do as a post will be big and slightly heavy? At the moment I'm attaching the anchor to the mounting cleat at the front of the boat underneath the bow tube which is not ideal. Any ideas appreciated and will take into consideration, cheers for any help.

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I wouldn't have thought that's a great idea on a small boat as it could trag the front in easier (more leverage for the anchor to act on).

You best bet is to have a length of rope about 3 meters long attached to the D ring on the front of the boat. You attach a stainless steel carribena to the end and when you pay out the anchor rope, you put a loop in the it and attach the carribena through the loop onto the anchor line. Then you don't have to lean over the front to reach anchor line.

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Old 18 May 2014, 17:04   #3
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I really prefer using an anchor post, had one on my last RIB and have fitted one to my Searider. They need not be too heavy just securely fitted, the bow will need protecting from the anchor line running over the top though but other than that there are no adverse effects.
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Old 19 May 2014, 03:16   #4
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Thanks guys How can I get one made up
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I make my own stainless stuff so can only suggest you find a local fabricator.
Try making a mock-up one first out of whatever comes to hand and go from there.

Don't underestimate the forces at work on the mounting and spread the load as much as you can. I have a 2.5mm stainless sole plate shaped to fit the inside of the hull. It's glassed in with an extra heavy u bolt coming up through the hull and a polished stainless bow plate on the outside to sandwich the whole thing together. The anchor post slots down through a bow locker onto a spigot welded to the plate and is bolted in place. It's extremely strong and I have lifted the SR up off the trailer from this with a forklift.
Keep the post short to reduce the lever effect or brace a longer post mid way.

You might find a ready made anchor/Sampson post that you can modify to fit your own base plate.
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