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  2. great white

    Wire Cable Advice Please

    Hi All Any decent rigger should be able to crimp up the hard eyes on your SS wire cable. they do that all the time for stays for masts. XP rigging Rig Shop etc
  3. Yesterday
  4. Maverick

    Weymouth Weekender?

    Hi Adam I am very interested in making a trip up to Portland this year however I can't do next weekend but going forward would be interested in going there either on our own or with others. Also there is a proposed WSF meet at Portland starting the weekend of the 29th August. I have been watching this evolve but as yet not put my name down for it but weather permitting would do that WSF meet
  5. Adam F

    Weymouth Weekender?

    With the Channel Islands looking out of the equation this year, I’m planning at least one trip West to overnight in Portland. Next weekend is shaping up ok at the moment ( although these low pressure systems are so changeable!) Anyone fancy a trip - I’m going anyway but would be nice to have a buddy / catch up with other members after lockdown!
  6. Colin-58

    How to catch smoothhound

    Hi Dave, i just got round to reading this. Very interesting, iam going to try catching some crab in my crayfish traps when i get chance on my next smoothhound hunt , and use in the selection of baits, i will try and post the result, thanks for posting. Colin
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  8. Tiddler

    Hinged bow roller any recommendations??

    I should think his arms a too sore to lift a beer! ( Well nearly ) It's a lovely job though. Well done Mike.
  9. Arms like Popeye now Jim!!!
  10. Tiddler

    Hinged bow roller any recommendations??

    Fantastic finish on that Mike. Superb job ! Jim
  11. Kingfisher 126

    Fish of the Month - 2020

    June Fish of the Month 1st Place; Alun Jones Bass 12lb 0oz 126% Specimen 2nd Place; Michelle Wilde Undulate Ray 17lb 6oz 109% Specimen £25 Voucher 3rd Place; Steve Scott Smoothound 15lb 14oz 106% Specimen Well done Michelle a new member who joined us in January. 17 Registered Fish for June
  12. Mikey B

    Hinged bow roller any recommendations??

    My Cap Camarat 6.5 CC the Delta anchor is 7KG I'm a fair weather fisherman and don't venture out too far now. Not really serious fishing any more its more about going out with the family and enjoying the day out. Not had an issue so far time will tell. Mikey B
  13. Rob

    Wire Cable Advice Please

    I'd say you need to crimp that cable, just need the right size crimp and hydraulic crimper, then do away with the bolt on crimp - but for testing the bolt on is ideal. R
  14. Nothing like using CAD design and it turning out so well. R
  15. Looks smart Mike, I'd be a little concerned about the leverage this has when buoying an anchor up from deep. I'd add a fairlead to the side and use that at anchor and on retrieval. R
  16. jerry.shutter

    Hinged bow roller any recommendations??

    Looks good Mike, what weight anchor do you have and rough size is your boat? Jerry
  17. jerry.shutter

    Wire Cable Advice Please

    Having now used the anchor a couple of times it is working much better than it has done previously but still not 100%🙄 A little more tweaking and I hope I will sort it, I might try and get a hole drilled on the “bottom” of the anchor, enough to keep the chain cable tie underneath so it runs up over the roller ALL the time. The first photo is the wire, I could silver solder the ends but just concerned about the u bolts, catching and or slipping. The second two show the present set up with chain and swivel. If I could keep the chain running along the bottom of the “shank” of the anchor I feel sure it will work.
  18. Mikey B

    Hinged bow roller any recommendations??

    Hi All, Photos of the modified bow roller for my Cap Camarat. I made cardboard templates first to copy the profiles to the 316 stainless steel. I used all the existing fixing holes in the original roller so I can remove it if I wish. Rollers are 86mmx49mm for the large one at the front. The other two are 68mmx49mm. Front one moves up and down to allow the delta anchor to jam against the lower edge. No anchor movement at all when at sea. 316 Stainless is very hard to work by had so it took a considerable time to cut and profile with a hacksaw and various files. Bow plate was gain a cardboard template and all cut and polished by hand. Polishing was with progressively finer wet and dry paper starting with 400 grit and finishing with 3000 grit. This was by far the hardest to achieve the finish required and took hours. I'm pleased with the end result and it stopped the anchor hitting the bow when its retrieved. Mikey B
  19. Take a nice photo then post it below. Club members can vote for it by pressing the like button( remember only likes, no emojis) Get posting
  20. Mikey B

    Hinged bow roller any recommendations??

    Hi All, I tried to fit one similar on my Cap Camarat I could not get the screw undone so sent it back. Turns out screws are locked in with a type of lock tight. Made my own extension pieces and a Bow plate from 3mm 316 Stainless Steel. Nylon rollers of varying widths and diameters are available from Sea screw I'll send some photos when I get down to the boat. Mikey B
  21. SWELLBOY

    Hinged bow roller any recommendations??

    No pictures I am afraid as I am land locked and the boat is down in Dorset. To explain the trip cable has two loops with the front one secured to the shackle through the trip eye of the anchor. The cable is laid taught along the anchor shaft and secured with small weak cable ties every few inches. The cable is secured tightly to the anchor eye with heavy cable tie 10mm wide and ends in a loop which is marginally longer than the anchor to which a anchor swivel is secured. Under normal conditions the load on the anchor is along the axis of the anchor shaft and is taken by the the shackle and the heavy cable tie in combination. Should the anchor foul motor up towards it which breaks the heavy cable tie at the rear of the anchor together with the weak ties that bind it to the shaft . You are now connected to the trip eye only and can pull it out. I might add my boat is only about a ton so for heavier boats you may need more than one heavy cable ties at the rear of the anchor. What have you got to lose (a few cable ties). Hope this helps Richard
  22. sparky

    Hinged bow roller any recommendations??

    Any chance of a picture of that set up ?
  23. SWELLBOY

    Hinged bow roller any recommendations??

    My swivel is fitted to the trip cable which is secured to the anchor eye with heavy cable tie. The trip cable runs down the anchor shaft and is held with very thin cable ties and is secured to the front trip eye with a steel shackle.
  24. The swivel won't work with a tripped anchor, that is the issue as far as I understand it. R
  25. Kingfisher 126

    Hinged bow roller any recommendations??

    I have one of these and works fine, it will give you an idea and some dims to work with. This is taken from a Vetus download.
  26. SWELLBOY

    Hinged bow roller any recommendations??

    I have an extended bow roller and it works fine, I think its more the style of anchor than anything else. With a bruce style anchor an a proper anchor swivel fitted once the stem hits the roller the heavier legs of the bruce style rotate due to the gravity being either side and makes it difficult to orientate in any other way other than claws down. Hope this helps Ben.
  27. Coddy

    Hinged bow roller any recommendations??

    I think the biggest problem is to get the anchor to hang in the right position as it is being lifted. When Allan had an extended roller fitted on his Merry Fisher, he tried a number of different ideas to see if we could get it in the correct position to stow on the roller. In the end I found it easier to winch it up until the anchor was clear of the water and then manual pull the last bit in by hand, this way I could keep the anchor clear of the hull to prevent damage if it start to swing about in the swell and if needs be lift the anchor shaft onto the roller. It has been awhile since I have been out with Allan so he might have come up with a better method. Not exactly what you wanted to hear I suspect.
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