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Old 03 March 2009, 05:58   #1
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Where can I get a bow rope guide

I'm looking for a short bit of rubber channel/guide to fit on the bow of my boat to stop the anchor line chaffing the tubes. I've looked at Henshaws but they don't seem to do anything suitable unless I buy a metre of rubbing strake and cut the top open. Ideally it needs to be a 'U' shape, 8" long and in grey suitable to take a 14mm rope. Any thought as to where I can get a piece?

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can't seem to link to the actual item so click on RUBBER COMPONENTS & TUBE ACCESSORIES

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I dont know if I would want to stick that on my RIB looks like they cut it with a kitchen knife in the dark
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Old 03 March 2009, 07:48   #4
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I dont know if I would want to stick that on my RIB looks like they cut it with a kitchen knife in the dark
Looks like something for lonely men.
S'pose it will look right when bent round the tubes.
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Not cheap but:

http://www.rib-shop.com/product.asp?...For=&PT_ID=138

Similar to what I have on mine.
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I'm looking for a short bit of rubber channel/guide to fit on the bow of my boat to stop the anchor line chaffing the tubes. I've looked at Henshaws but they don't seem to do anything suitable unless I buy a metre of rubbing strake and cut the top open. Ideally it needs to be a 'U' shape, 8" long and in grey suitable to take a 14mm rope. Any thought as to where I can get a piece?

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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

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Chris, Thanks for pointing that out it was an awful picture. Now replaced with a picture of one fitted on a set of our new tubes for a local university.
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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!!!
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At the moment I'm using some tubing my dad had left over from when he plumbed his port side heads in. It sits over the rope where it comes into contact with the toobs.
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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.

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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

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That would be fantastic, thanks. PM on its way.
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