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Old 08 March 2004, 15:55   #1
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Bow fairline

Where can I get a rubber moulded Bow Fairline/Anchor guide that I will be able to glue to the front of my RIB.

I've tried loads of places and can't find any for love or money. Anyone know of any web sites I can visit?

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Old 08 March 2004, 16:07   #2
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There have been........

a couple of threads on this one before, have a look using the search icon above. In the meantime, I believe that in the first instance you glue a base/foot to the tube which houses a nut. The roller then screws into this bonded shoe. Try Sean at MGA in Rochdale on 01706 379669. Even if he's not got what you're after, you'll find him a very helpful chap.
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All the rib manufacturas cut a piece of D section rubbing strake to the right length. Glue it onto the front of the tube vertically and use a stanley knife to cut away the very front of the 'D' leaving it as a very heavy duty anchor chain/rope guide.
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Yeh I was just beginning to look at alternative materials that I could adapt, I just thought that you could buy something "off the shelf" from a shop or on-line.

I think that D fenders are probably the way to go, shouldn't be too expensive either!


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I had an anchor guide / cleat type thing fitted by Humber as an extra on my boat, looks the part and has been commented on by several proper ribsters ( I'm only an apprentice), was expensive at 120, looks like you could buy one and glue it on yourself. I'll send you a mail with a piccy and some questions I have regarding your radio. If anyone else wants to see the cleat thing I'll try and post a piccy or even better hightower can put it on.
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All the rib manufacturas cut a piece of D section rubbing strake to the right length. Glue it onto the front of the tube vertically and use a stanley knife to cut away the very front of the 'D' leaving it as a very heavy duty anchor chain/rope guide.
This doesn't work very well. The chain or warp rolls out very easily in use.
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anchor fairlead

nice article in rib int from Dave Mallett of Wavelength on how you should anchor, in the pics is one of the cleats mentioned ,but as mentioned in the article not a good idea to rely on a piece of kit that is glued to your tubes much better to put a bowline on the bight in anchor line and then double sheet bend from the painter so all the weight is taken through the eye bolt gives a better lead as well and no rope pulling down on your tubes.
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Thank you everyone for your suggestions. I have been in contact with Wilks (Rubber Plastics) Mfgs. Co. Ltd. which was suggested by a nice guy at Aladins Cave at Bursledon.

I found a profile on there website and wrote them a little letter. The reply as follows:

"Thank you for your enquiry, I have found 1ft of the PVC 1674 in our sample bay (normal minimum order 150m). I will post this to you today free of charge.

Should you require any further assistance please do not hesitate to contact us.

Regards,

Debbie"

A very kind and welcome gesture, don't you think?

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