Rollers, Mounts & Locks
Anchor Roller & Mounts
Before boat anchor rollers were invented, great care had to be taken when weighing and dropping anchor. Weighty anchors could only be pulled or lowered from one position and sometimes proved too heavy to control. Topside damage was the result. Anchor rollers allow users to stand wherever they can pull with the greatest efficiency. Another advantage is that the rollers’ design creates sufficient lead for the anchor rode. The rolling action eliminates chafing as the line stretches. This way it does not abrade stem fittings or chocks.
Another key component are anchor mounts. These cradle the anchor on the ship’s bow so it’s ready to be deployed. If your boat has awindlass, using an anchor mount is a given as these guide the anchor rode to the windlass gypsy. This configuration will also protect your hull and deck from being gouged byanchor chain.
For powerboats, anchor mounts are most often placed on their centerline. Sailboats have stem fitting, head stays, bow pulpits and furling drums which dictate different positioning for boat anchor rollers and mount placement. Position the mounts 4” to 8” to either side of the head stay. Align the mount above the toe rail with blocks, parallel to the boat’s centerline and in line with the windlass gypsy.
Boat Anchor Rollers for Every Craft
Boat Anchor Rollers, Mounts, and Locks from Wholesale Marine are durable and designed to withstand constant exposure to rough seas. Our mounts are universal and fit for shallow to deep water depths. We recommend that you lock your anchor in place to prevent rattling with our Stainless Steel Anchor Tensioners designed to accommodate any size chain or shackle.
Universal Self-Launching Bow Rollers have been designed for easy mounting on most bows, and are hinged with an inner roller for self launching operation. These also feature low profile designs. Call our friendly customer service line Monday through Friday, from 9:00 AM until 6:00 PM, EST at (877) 388-2628 for assistance in selecting the anchor roller configuration that’s right for your craft.