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Seeking a replacement fairlead for RL28 (anchor chain lead)
I have a rather large and growing crack in the lead (over the bow) for the anchor chain. We used to call these "fairleads" but I'm not sure of the correct title - the pointiest part of the pointy end. Approx 15 - 20 cm long, fan shaped in plan, made of some cast / alloy, tapering at bow end to a raised fairing with a roller mounted therein.

I guess there are 2 questions - where to get a replacement and how to fit. Has anyone had a similar problem / performed this operation? Any tricks?

Phil Gardam22-Jan-2005    Edit    Delete 
Re: Seeking a replacement fairlead for RL28 (anchor chain lead)
Phil,
Sounds like you are after a Bow roller. These come in various sizes and should be available from any boat shop or chandelry. Try www.whitworths.com.au

Regards
Alex
Alex24-Jan-2005    Edit    Delete 
Re: Seeking a replacement fairlead for RL28 (anchor chain lead)
Alex, thanks - I'll give Whitworths a try in Woolloongabba. Usually ends up costing me lots more when I go there - so many "little things" to add to the basket. I presume they bow roller bolts through with access from the V-berth.
phil gardam24-Jan-2005    Edit    Delete 
Re: Seeking a replacement fairlead for RL28 (anchor chain lead)
Hi Phil, this may or may not affect you but I just have some food for thought anyway. I keep my boat on a swing mooring and I'm thinking of modifying/ replacing my bow roller to accomodate a second roller(for the anchor) that extends 150mm beyond the 1st roller(for the mooring).This means the anchor can be left on the roller ready to go and being extended beyond the bow would lessen the chance of nasty gellcoat chips when retreiving the anchor.
jason24-Jan-2005    Edit    Delete 
Re: Seeking a replacement fairlead for RL28 (anchor chain lead)
A bow roller is what you need, call me on 0418989124 I may be able to save u some money
Martyn25-Jan-2005    Edit    Delete 
Re: Seeking a replacement fairlead for RL28 (anchor chain lead)
Dear phil, I have had a bow roller made which accomodates large plow anchor permanently making life very easy if you interested in having a look I live in marsden ph 0418787358 give me a call.
steve illa20-Mar-2005    Edit    Delete 

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