More on 2nd Bow Rollers

More on 2nd Bow Rollers Bob Bierly 2/1/2003 Hull #: 255 That Second Anchor Roller That You Always Wanted- I was the owner who tried to get Catalina and Garhauer to develop and manufacture a heavy-duty double bow roller in the winter of 2000. Simply put, Catalina decided- for undisclosed reasons- not to provide Garhauer a sketch of such a roller incorporating the geometry of the forward part of the C380 that would insure the proper fit and function. Instead, in September 2001, Frank Butler recommended that I add a second roller, similar to the original, on the starboard side of the fore stay. Since we were preparing for a seven-month trip down the eastern coast of the US, I had already done so when the recommendation was received. I bought a stock 24-inch long roller from Garhauer (AR-30), cut off about 6 inches with a hacksaw and ground the

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