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Old 11 August 2007, 11:33   #1
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Bow anchor roller for RIB (looking for)

I drop anchor quite a bit so I am looking to put a bow anchor roller in. I see there is a nice one that comes standard in the new Zodiac which is a roller/cleat combo. Anyone knows if there is an aftermarket one I can get my hands on? Thanks.
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Old 11 August 2007, 11:51   #2
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How about this http://www.henshaw.co.uk/default.cfm/loadindex.7 ?
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I drop anchor quite a bit so I am looking to put a bow anchor roller in. I see there is a nice one that comes standard in the new Zodiac which is a roller/cleat combo. Anyone knows if there is an aftermarket one I can get my hands on? Thanks.
A friend just had one installed on their Avon. From Sal's Inflatables in Alameda, CA (most likely no website.)

I'll see if I can get the manufacturer and vendor info (they're diving til Monday, I think. I'm not.)

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Thanks jyasaki. Sal's actually has a web site but it is quite generic and no listing of accessories. I googled "bow anchor roller" but cannot find anything worthwhile (stateside). The RIB scene in the U.S. is quite sad, I guess it is just not much of an industry here.

Up here in the Pacific Northwest, 99 out of 100 boats here is a hard bottom boat And there are only like 3 dealers who handle RIBs. Are there more RIBs in the bay area? I come down to SF for business occasionally if there are more RIB vendors I will stay an extra day next time just to shop.

By the way, Nick Hearne from the UK pointed me to an UK dealer who has a nice one (see picture), but it is all the way across the water....
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This may work it is a bit more substantial. It says it is for an avon but it may fit your boat. http://www.outhill.com/accessories.htm

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Got a reply from my friend. Apparently I misled you (unintentionally.)

Their roller is a store bought item (similar to the Windline BRM-2, I think), but the fiberglass platform it sits on and the hypalon mounting pad were custom jobs. I hadn't realized that.

Sorry bout that;

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Zodiac has a nice one, just about the right size not overdone. Has anyone seen an aftermarket part like this? I will also try Zodiac too.
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