17 LB Mantus M-1 in stainless with Mantus BR-1 Bow Roller.
Awaiting the Mantus bow guard and a locking pin setup to better secure the anchor. For backing plate used a massive 0.375” thick G-10 FR4 sheet with fender washers. The locking chock with a pin will also be fastened to a similar plate. Pictures of install/ test fitting (fender washers not shown in test fit).
I’ll post more of the final setup, between the Bow Guard and locking pin chock, the anchor won’t move an inch when secured… quick release with pin and the chock will keep the anchor line down center on the rollers even when attached to starboard or port forward cleat.
Starting install of Anchor Guard and the locking chock. Unfortunately the smallest anchor Guard from Mantus does not fit the 17lb anchor well. I cut down the rubber/ plastic part to be flat at the end, which works perfectly.
I’m awaiting delivery of larger shackles for the anchor so I can get a perfect, tight locking pin mechanism that will hold the anchor in place with no jostling around before I drill. The chock also acts to divert the line to the middle of the bow roller before going to one of the cleats. Final picture is of the backing plate to be installed for reference on size.
I regularly deal with pretty choppy/ rough seas. My goal with this build was for a quick release pin, but when pulled in tight and locked back in with the pin it wouldn’t budge an inch whether you pushed, pulled, or wiggled the anchor.