Anchor rubbing mooring line

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  1. Fly By Night

    Fly By Night

    Joined Sep 22, 2018
    32 posts, 2 likes
    Catalina 30
    US Bristol RI
    So I bought a new Mantus anchor and was hoping to keep it on the bowsprit roller. With the angle the mooring line comes off the boat, it looks like the anchor is going to rub against it as the boat swings. I have read some articles about mooring lines being cut this way. Is this really a concern, and should I try to find a different way to store the anchor when moored? It's to large to fit in the anchor well.
     


  2. weekendrken

    weekendrken

    Joined May 7, 2011
    137 posts, 21 likes
    Catalina 30
    3573 US Lake Norman
    It’s only a concern if you care about the mooring pendant being parted and your boat drifting freely. Otherwise don’t even think about it.
     


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  3. Stu Jackson

    Stu Jackson

    Joined Feb 26, 2004
    20,466 posts, 898 likes
    Catalina 34
    224 CA Maple Bay, BC, Canada
    Have you considered a bridle?
     


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  4. Fly By Night

    Fly By Night

    Joined Sep 22, 2018
    32 posts, 2 likes
    Catalina 30
    US Bristol RI
    Don't think it would make much difference. The anchor would just rub against that instead. I may try to find a way to attach it to the pulpit when moored, and move it to the roller when under way. Mantus makes a bracket, but they want my left lung to buy it.
     


  5. Fly By Night

    Fly By Night

    Joined Sep 22, 2018
    32 posts, 2 likes
    Catalina 30
    US Bristol RI
  6. Stu Jackson

    Stu Jackson

    Joined Feb 26, 2004
    20,466 posts, 898 likes
    Catalina 34
    224 CA Maple Bay, BC, Canada
    wait!!! You have a bobstay and you're wondering about an anchor?!? :):):)
     


  7. Fly By Night

    Fly By Night

    Joined Sep 22, 2018
    32 posts, 2 likes
    Catalina 30
    US Bristol RI
    I would love to find a way to keep the mooring pendant off of that as well.
     


  8. gfroch

    gfroch

    Joined Jun 5, 2004
    59 posts, 0 likes
    Catalina 30
    US Rochester, NY
    Can you run the mooring pendant thru an anchor roller at the end of the bowsprit? That's what I do at anchor.
     


  9. Fly By Night

    Fly By Night

    Joined Sep 22, 2018
    32 posts, 2 likes
    Catalina 30
    US Bristol RI
    I don't want that kind of force on the bowsprit. Even at anchor, I tie off to the cleat.
     


  10. Hunter216

    Hunter216

    Joined Sep 22, 2018
    178 posts, 48 likes
    Hunter 216
    CA Kingston


  11. dwcory

    dwcory

    Joined Nov 27, 2013
    9 posts, 2 likes
    Catalina 30
    US Salem, MA
    I was keeping our anchor on the bow rollers our first season, and we ended up parting two mooring pendants, fortunately not at the same time. We have a bobstay too. Our current set up: I keep the anchor mounted on the pulpit and only deploy it when we're going to use it. Our current mooring has two pendants, and both have mesh chafe gear on the lines where they rub on the bobstay. We haven't parted a pendant in a number of years.
     


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