The Norfolk BroadsThe Norfolk Broads
Username Password
Norfolk Broads Weather

Mon, 11 Apr 2016 7:20 am BST- Light Rain
5 Day Forecast

Wind 2.0 mph @ 40°
48.0°F/8.89°C Humidity 93% Pressure 29.65 (S)

Welcome to The Norfolk Broads Forum
This is THE Worlds Largest Forum devoted to the Norfolk Broads, here you can discuss issues about the Norfolk Broads. Or just somewhere to chat with others interested in the Norfolk Broads area. In 2015 forum members spent 2,048 days afloat on the Broads

Please Help Support The Norfolk Broads Forum
OR

The Norfolk Broads Forum / Broads Boat Owners Q & A / Bow Roller Fixing
login
join
Graphics Off
Search
Forum Members - Book your Hoseasons holiday today, Just call 0345 498 6296

This is a moderated forum Reply to this DiscussionReply to Discussion | Start new discussionNew Discussion << previous || next >> 
Posted By Discussion Topic: Bow Roller Fixing

Similar Threads That Might Help :
9.3 metre wooden mast and roller boom for sale| gooseneck roller reef circa 1967 needed!| Canopy rollers?|

book mark this topic Printer-friendly Version  send this discussion to a friend  new posts last

Flittermouse
Oct-31-2014 @ 4:42 PM                           Permalink
reply
edit
profile
send p.m.
Learning The Ropes
Posts: 18
Joined: Aug 2011
          

Add To Ignore List
I need to secure a new bow roller to the bows of my boat but I cannot access the underside of the deck to place a backing plate.  Can I buy a marine equivalent to the butterfly bolts which are put in domestic plasterboard walls to do the job?

DaveR
Oct-31-2014 @ 5:26 PM                           Permalink
reply
edit
profile
send p.m.
Forum Regular
Posts: 339
Joined: Jan 2007
DaveR
          

Add To Ignore List
I would steer clear of any butterfly bolts. The bow roller needs to be firmly bolted down with a backing plate and stainless bolts and nuts. Perhaps you could explain why you cant get to the underside of the deck to fit a backing plate. Dave R.

Flittermouse
Oct-31-2014 @ 5:52 PM                           Permalink
reply
edit
profile
send p.m.
Learning The Ropes
Posts: 18
Joined: Aug 2011
          

Add To Ignore List
Dave - more a case of too difficult.  To access the underside of the deck I would need to remove a great deal of solidly installed internal fittings and I was hoping to avoid this. I appreciate the load area on what I think are actually called toggle bolts could never be as large as a backing plate but I was hoping they could do the job if available in SS.

ncsl
Oct-31-2014 @ 6:32 PM                           Permalink
reply
edit
profile
send p.m.
Mudplug Juggler
Posts: 8272
Joined: Apr 2005
ncsl
          

Add To Ignore List
If it is the Freeman then removing the front shelving is VERY difficult.  Is it possible to get into the locker near the floor then up behind the shelving ?
?


Lord Paul of Sealand
Official Forum Photographer
Click below for -

<a href=http://s1265.photobucket.com/albums/jj520/lord-paul/>ALBUMS</a>
<a href=http://www.youtube.com/user/ncsl/videos>Video</a>

rustic
Nov-01-2014 @ 5:04 AM                           Permalink
reply
edit
profile
send p.m.
Been Posting For a Long Time
Posts: 2355
Joined: Mar 2007
rustic
          

Add To Ignore List
There are a lot of unknowns on this one.
What size and type of boat?
What size Mud weight?
What waters will the boat be used on, if sea going then the forces can be extreme.
What construction is the deck?

If the deck is suitable, ie in thickness and construction and the forces are moderate, then large Stainless Steel screws straight  into the GRP could be suitable, assuming correct pilot holes are used.
However, it also depends if you are hand hauling the mud weight or using an electric windlass or manual hoist.



best regards, Richard.

A man who dares to waste one hour
of time has not discovered the value
of life.                       Charles Darwin

Flittermouse
Nov-01-2014 @ 7:19 PM                           Permalink
reply
edit
profile
send p.m.
Learning The Ropes
Posts: 18
Joined: Aug 2011
          

Add To Ignore List
It's an Alpha 29 Sportsbridge and it has a single moulding from the cockpit to the bow.  It is used on the Broads only and has a sizeable mudweight which is operated by hand.  I had thought also of screwing into an epoxy mix.  See picture which shows the bow roller loosely fastened at present.


Attached File
View Full Size Image

TheCommodore
Nov-02-2014 @ 1:40 AM                           Permalink
reply
edit
profile
send p.m.
Forum Regular
Posts: 556
Joined: Oct 2006
TheCommodore
          

Add To Ignore List
Can I suggest a decent chunk of hardwood screwed and epoxied to the foredeck and the said flimsy little bow roller screwed to that. Photo  provided for guidance only, mine is solidly through bolted!

Geof


Attached File
View Full Size Image

FreemanBattyBat
Nov-02-2014 @ 1:51 PM                           Permalink
reply
edit
profile
send p.m.
Forum Regular
Posts: 163
Joined: Aug 2014
FreemanBattyBat
          

Add To Ignore List
Sorry not on subject, but check your PM inbox !

Freeman F23 moored near
Geldeston


Home Photo Gallery Days Afloat Contact Us
Chat Room Downloads Norfolk Broads @ Amazon Make My Logo
Shops & Businesses Members Gear Norfolk Broads @ EBay Holiday Calendar
Pub Guide Tide Tables SOS List Popular Threads
2017 Calendar Contest Make A Donation Links Hireboat Info
Norfolk Broads @ CafePress FAQ Broads Quiz Forum Events
Advertise With Us Forum Shop Boating Bits Stickys and FAQs Boating Bits Hirecraft List

 

 

 



Copyright © 2005 Y2KInternet, All Rights Reserved.