In this tip Get Ready to Cruise, Larry Pardey describes the bow roller he has attached with large bolts to the hefty bowsprit for handling the side load during anchor retrieval. He points out two modifications he's added: a restraining bolt that prevents the chain from jumping off the roller and a hole to attach a snatch block for deploying a parachute anchor when heaving to.
In Get Ready to Cruise, join Lin and Larry Pardey at their home base in New Zealand as they share ideas and hints to make your boat safer, easier to handle, and more enjoyable to use.
On board their 29 foot wooden cutter, Taleisin-the boat that has been their home for over 100,000 miles of voyaging – they demonstrate galley upgrades, table design ideas, comfortable seating arrangements, and ways to improve ventilation below deck. On deck, learn how sail and ground-tackle handling can be made easier for even the smallest crew member. Larry discusses sun protection, rain collection, and line handling. Lin provides advice on buying and storing provisions and hints for keeping you and your crew dry, warm, clean, and well rested.