Originally Posted by O C Diver
Maybe leverage. The original may have been damaged trying to break out a stuck anchor. Certainly the further out the bow roller is, the more force there is on it's platform.
Yes it's amazing but a lot of people fail to comprehend and anticipate common physics. One of the reasons I dislike bow pulpits as they are so vulnerable to forces in almost all directions. Lots of anchoring forces and forces from bumping into things even at very slow speeds can cause big trouble structurally.
But this is just a bow roller. Not immune from the above but still vulnerable.
If a gypsy can't pull an anchor up/over there may be something wrong w the system. Wrong chain type or gypsy drum/sproket or perhaps too much chain speed. Or not enough wrap around the gypsy/sproket. That could be an advantage for guys forcing the winch to pull up a deeply imbedded anchor. Sort of a nondestructive weak link.
And there are bow rollers that rotate some to make the last pull w the anchor engaged w the roller and plate a smoother act.
Head knocker? Anchor or anchor and bow pulpit extending into/over the walkway on the float?
That shouldn't happen. Selling moorage and paying moorage by the foot and protrusions either in the walkway or the fairway should not be allowed. We as tennants are renting both the walkway and the fairway should have access to all of both.
But as I originally said .. avoiding extra moorage cost. And if so I wonder why more don't take steps to reduce moorage costs in a similar way. And if this example is for that reason I have great respect for the boat owner and the marina for not allowing boats or parts of boats to extend into space used by all.