Originally Posted by codprawn
To be honest i wouldn't bother. You are far better off using the bow eye to anchor from. Keep a length or rope attached to it(the painter) and then just tie the enchor rope to it. If you keep part of the anchor rope on boar you can then pull it back in over the side - much easier.
And talking of painters I learnt that term from a Tintin book was I was about 5!!!
To save confusion in my orginal post, I referred to an anchor line. It is actually my secondary mooring line which runs over the top. My primary line is direct to the bow eye. However when the boat is bobbing about recklessly in the wind it pulls the top rope taught and wears the bow tube slightly. My swinging
mooring is exactly that. And in every direction
I already have a jamming cleat type thingy on the top of the tube which was a Henshaw's purchase when I specced the boat originally and that works well to hold the rope in place over the top.
Originally Posted by Christopher
If it is just a piece about 8 inches long in grey, we have plenty of offcuts of the D section strake, which is the usual type used. As long as you carefully cut the middle of the D section, it will form a suitable "U" and will comfortably take a 14mm diam rope. E mail me your address and I will send a piece with our compliments
That would be fantastic, thanks. PM on its way.