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Old 04-28-2017, 04:13 PM   #1
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Bow plate

Hello,
I am loking at adding a bow plate (not sure if the term is he exact one) on my boat? I mean the metal plate on the bow, below the anchor that protect the hull. How these are fastened? Are they glued on the hull or are they fastened from inside?
My boat has none and it would be a nice addition to protect the bow from contact with the sharp end of the anchor. Moreover I find it is very nice

Thank you for any info about this.

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Old 04-28-2017, 04:17 PM   #2
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Depending on how well the metal fits to the hull, you could bed it in thickened epoxy. I think that I would still add a couple of through bolts just in case.
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Addition to my question: Any idea about where to get one made custom? I guess must be difficult without having a mold of the bow for the shape...

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Bedded and sealed in 5200 works too

Rather than adding extra holes in the bow structure you maybe able to mount it under and use your bow eye to act as a clamp to the hull
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Greetings,
Mr. L_t. Easiest solution...Dull the sharp end of your anchor.
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Old 04-28-2017, 05:38 PM   #6
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Greetings,
Mr. L_t. Easiest solution...Dull the sharp end of your anchor.
Dear Mr RTF, life looks so simple with you, I should have married you!

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Old 04-28-2017, 06:06 PM   #8
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I had one made by UMT in Ft. Lauderdale of 316 stainless, they came to boat to make a form. Three weeks later they installed with 4200 (not 5200 in case it needed to be removed) and short SS crews that didn't penetrate the hull. Best money I ever spent and I even was able to design the shape.
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Our H-38 was delivered with the plate installed. There are screws around the outer edges of the plate to hold it on. There is probably a bedding compound under it, but I don't know. But it is very effective. We have dinged ours quite a few times. But we do cruise full time so the anchor does get a workout. It should have bedding compound behid the plate, but having screws around the edges is not a problem.
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Thank you all for the information ( yes Mr RTF even you lol ).
I was thinking about epoxy but I did not think of 5200.
One of these day I may exercise my skills of bodybuilder (for car body not muscle, just to be precise before our Mr RTF post a pic of Hulk Hogan lol) with a sheet of stainless steel to see how it comes out.

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I avoided epoxy because I wants an elastic cushion under the plate and I chose 4200 just in case the plated needed to come off for a reason such as a different anchor that may strike the bow in a different place. Or if I wanted to remove the plate. Just sayin.
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For a Danforth or Danforth copy the rubbers fitted to chair legs work well at making the cross arm less dangerous.
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...they installed with 4200 (not 5200 in case it needed to be removed) and short SS crews that didn't penetrate the hull...
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...There are screws around the outer edges of the plate to hold it on. There is probably a bedding compound under it, but I don't know. But it is very effective...
We added one on our sailboat and mounted it the same way as Bigfish and tadhana. The CQR tip had chipped the fiberglass a bunch of rimes during retrieval in rough weather. Surprisingly the piece of ss i mounted was only about 4" square. Since I knew the area where tip hit the hull it was pretty easy to size and place.
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Hi Larry

So Hobo wasn't slow enough so you bought a sailboat? LMFAO
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So Hobo wasn't slow enough so you bought a sailboat? LMFAO
Irv: Acutally they were both equally fast but we ended up selling the sailboat because it had the wrong anchor.
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I know you are a smart did you ever think you could just move the anchor from boat to boat? LOL

See you in Ft Pierce for the shindig you and Don are pros at.
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I had one made by UMT in Ft. Lauderdale of 316 stainless, they came to boat to make a form. Three weeks later they installed with 4200 (not 5200 in case it needed to be removed) and short SS crews that didn't penetrate the hull. Best money I ever spent and I even was able to design the shape.


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Actually no, next time I'm at the boat I'll take one.
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