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Bow Roller for Hunter 27?

Discussion in 'The Cherubini Hunters' started by SerenityTC, Jul 16, 2015. Add this thread to a FAQ

  1. SerenityTC

    SerenityTC

    Joined May 11, 2014
    30 posts, 1 likes
    Hunter 27
    US Traverse City
    Has anyone installed a bow/anchor roller on their Hunter 27? Would love to see some photos of your installation. Apologies in advance if this is a topic already covered but I tried searching the forum to no avail. Thanks!
     


  2. Charisma

    Charisma

    Joined Jun 1, 2004
    226 posts, 4 likes
    Hunter 26
    US Lake Pueblo Colorado
    Not sure as to what the h27 bow looks like, but i built/attached a bow roller to our h26. I got tired of carrying our Delta anchor from the cockpit to the bow every time we anchor, it works great. I will take some pics this weekend. Thanks Chris
     


  3. Benny17441

    Benny17441

    Joined May 24, 2004
    5,137 posts, 247 likes
    CC 30
    US South Florida
    I did years ago on a Cherubini 27 but unfortunately did not keep any pictures. I remember I had to remove the single center cleat and replace with two smaller cleats on each side farther back. I chose a roller base that was short of the indentation for the line in the anchor locker. I angled the assembly to the port side and made sure it had enough clearance from the roller furling drum. The hard part was drilling and installing the nuts in the support bolts. Once you make the holes epoxy the exposed wood to protect against water damage. I remember I had to dismantle the wood panel at the foot of the V-berth and squeeze my head into the forepeak to get some of the bolts. Use large washers as a backing plate. Also caulk the installation. At the end of the roller right before the indentation for the anchor locker I installed a chain lock to prevent the anchor from accidentally deploying. I changed anchor to a "Claw" to allow for clearance and it worked well as it outperformed the Danforth I had been using. I think I was not able to drill a hole where the base met the hull/deck so I installed just one bolt at the front and three others further back. Before you do anything measure to make sure you choose the proper roller base and then present it with the anchor in place to check for clearances (make sure you do not drop it in the water so tie a safety line). Once you have the perfect location draw where the holes to be drilled need to be and check on the inside of the cabin where they are going to come out. It was really one the best improvement jobs I did to the boat as it simplified greatly deploying and retrieving the anchor. If done with proportionally sized components (anchor and base) it will also look good.
     


  4. Charisma

    Charisma

    Joined Jun 1, 2004
    226 posts, 4 likes
    Hunter 26
    US Lake Pueblo Colorado
    Attached are some Pics of what we built for our h26. We anchor out just ablut every weekend during summer. Enjoy Chris
     

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  5. SerenityTC

    SerenityTC

    Joined May 11, 2014
    30 posts, 1 likes
    Hunter 27
    US Traverse City
    Thanks for the pictures and detailed responses. It certainly gives me some great ideas! Thanks for your time!
     


  6. padetorejr

    padetorejr

    Joined Jun 9, 2014
    22 posts, 1 likes
    hunter 27
    US Palm beach
    I had my anchor platform made from a piece of starboard. Love it!
     

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  7. DianaOfBurlington

    DianaOfBurlington

    Joined Jun 5, 2010
    927 posts, 26 likes
    Hunter 25
    US New Jersey (for now) Burlington NJ
    It's not broken yet?
     


  8. padetorejr

    padetorejr

    Joined Jun 9, 2014
    22 posts, 1 likes
    hunter 27
    US Palm beach
    No Diana, it's very strong 3/4 inch thick starboard with a dolphin striker bolted to it. it puts the anchor a couple feet out front so not much chance of the anchor banging against the hull.
     


  9. worich24

    worich24

    Joined Jun 27, 2017
    5 posts, 0 likes
    Hunter H26
    US Washington Olympia
    What did you use to attached the roller to the lip? It looks like a separate piece of steel.
     


  10. SailormanDan

    SailormanDan

    Joined Jan 24, 2009
    305 posts, 48 likes
    1981 Cherubini Hunter 27
    US Alexandria, VA Belle Haven Marina, VA
    OldTownH27 (1).jpg OldTownH27 (4).jpg OldTownH27 (7).jpg OldTownH27 (8).jpg Here are some that I took as reference for when I do mine. I think the roller is commercially available and I would assume it's bolted through underneath with either a plate or large fender washers (the owner wasn't there to ask). It's a squeeze to fit up under there, but doable.
     



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