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Old 04-02-2016, 05:48 PM   #1
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Where can you find a two anchor bow pulpit?

I have a 21000 lb tug with a single bow roller. Looking for a double anchor, one pull from under one pull from over the end, bow pulpit. Anyone have a good source for a beefy new double anchor bow pulpit?
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Old 04-02-2016, 09:12 PM   #2
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I have a 21000 lb tug with a single bow roller. Looking for a double anchor, one pull from under one pull from over the end, bow pulpit. Anyone have a good source for a beefy new double anchor bow pulpit?
I would make one out of marine plywood and epoxy it or maybe have a metal fabicate one. I elected to just mount a west marine roller next to the existing one and stored the extra anchors on the deck. I also extended the orginal one so it would not bang/mark the hull.
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I have a 21000 lb tug with a single bow roller. Looking for a double anchor, one pull from under one pull from over the end, bow pulpit. Anyone have a good source for a beefy new double anchor bow pulpit?
Why go to all that trouble. It's very, very rare that you need to deploy two anchors and with the correct choice of an over sized one that works well in the majority of the types of bottoms you anchor in, you'll almost never need to use two anchors off your bow.
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Old 04-02-2016, 10:03 PM   #4
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Why go to all that trouble. It's very, very rare that you need to deploy two anchors and with the correct choice of an over sized one that works well in the majority of the types of bottoms you anchor in, you'll almost never need to use two anchors off your bow.

You may have a point. All my research that I have done looks like each one is an expensive custom piece.
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Why go to all that trouble. It's very, very rare that you need to deploy two anchors and with the correct choice of an over sized one that works well in the majority of the types of bottoms you anchor in, you'll almost never need to use two anchors off your bow.
Absolutement..!
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Old 04-03-2016, 07:55 AM   #6
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We simply created 2 bow rollers ,almost side by side ,, so a different style of anchor could be deployed as needed.

CQR or Danforth , depending on conditions.
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Folks like Windline make some bolt-on rollers; might be able to fit something like on top of the existing pulpit...

If so, might need to give some thought to the additional dead weight of an extra anchor hanging up there...


And if actually using two anchors at once, whether the pulpit would stand any extra strain that might cause.

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Had this made so I could pick up a mooring without dismounting the anchor. Was very reasonable as I used a local fabricator not a marine shop. I also ground down the welds and polished it myself.

Windlass has been removed for servicing in photos.

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Why go to all that trouble. It's very, very rare that you need to deploy two anchors and with the correct choice of an over sized one that works well in the majority of the types of bottoms you anchor in, you'll almost never need to use two anchors off your bow.
Maybe, but I have used 2 many times. Once when I lost engine power in the East river, several times during blows. Also once when the windlass broke (the secondary is mostly rode).
I also like two different styles, esp when we cruised Canada where a plow style works better in weeds. I can change them around as you can see.
I made this addition, (I'm not the best woodworker) and yes one is off center. But this setup works well for me.
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Just install a second roller. My primary roller was installed at the factory. I installed the Lofrans Tigres windlass, then I installed a second, smaller roller than lines up to the left (port) side windlass rope gypsy. I use the second roller for a lighter lunch or fishing anchor. Pictured is a 29# folding grappling anchor, but I usually carry a 10KG (22#) Bruce in second roller. My primary anchor is a 35# Delta with 200' chain.

I've never been a proponent of deploying 2 anchors and lines at the same time. Too much of a hassle deploying and eliminating crossing anchor rodes, which can pull out anchors. I try to avoid weather conditions that would require setting out 2 anchors. My current single Delta setup has weathered 60+ knot gales. If I find myself in a situation that more anchor is needed, I have a tandom setup where I set out the grappling anchor, attached with 30' of 1/2" chain, shackled to the crown eye of the Delta... 2 anchors on one chain, snubbed with 2 pendants through the bow chocks. I never carry any of the anchoring load through the roller or windlass.
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Pgitug,

Just install a second roller. My primary roller was installed at the factory. I installed the Lofrans Tigres windlass, then I installed a second, smaller roller than lines up to the left (port) side windlass rope gypsy. I use the second roller for a lighter lunch or fishing anchor. Pictured is a 29# folding grappling anchor, but I usually carry a 10KG (22#) Bruce in second roller. My primary anchor is a 35# Delta with 200' chain.
That's pretty much what I've been planning.

Have you ever had one rode get tangled in the other anchor in its stowed position during wind or current changes? I doubt the smaller anchor rode would, but maybe the larger storm anchor could get fouled in the Bruce?
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My smaller anchor has a 6' rubber coated chain shackled to it and coiled on the deck. I don't keep that anchor's rode (150' of 8-plait brait) on the deck when not in use. The brait is stored in a flexible plastic basket in the aft locker. When I deploy the smaller anchor, I just hank it on the chain with a bowline.
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