New Owner Sailfish 274 Bow Pulpit Smaller Slip fee Mod

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I wouldn't have done it but it looks pretty decent. Your going to have to hit the boat show and internet and determine your options for the roller. I'm sure you will find something if you look hard enough.
 

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Am I thinking of this incorrectly? If you put an anchor roller on there that is long enough to allow the shank to not hit the windlass, aren't you right back to the original dilemma of the boat's overall length being too long?
 

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Concur with above comments re short deck in front of windlass.

Additionally, the windlass will be almost useless that far firward, as there isn't sufficient "fall" into the locker for the rode to fall down into the locker. You should have moved it aft. Search for my posts with photos.

Also, fugly, IMHO.
 
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I got lucky the vertical supports for rails on old pulpit happend to fit perfectly so I just bought the center angle joint. Some elbow grease to slightly bend them into joint.

I have since mounted the anchor in a bracket to the right side of gunnel. Also secured to handrai. Now roller will fit i will install this week however you r correct i will manually have to move anchor from bracket holder to roller when I need to use.

saving almost 250$ a month i guess I'm ok with that. I'll upload finished pic soo n.
 

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That looks pretty darn good from a removal perspective. As stated, you'll need to come up with a roller system. You achieved your objective though and for a reasonable cost/effort. Nice job...
 

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Your nav lights are backwards. And if you did it on purpose, the stanchions are blocking the intended "cross visibility". Illegal setup.
 

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Your nav lights are backwards. And if you did it on purpose, the stanchions are blocking the intended "cross visibility". Illegal setup.
Good catch - it certainly does look like the red and green are mounted on the wrong sides... and of course facing the wrong way. But I don't see anything that is blocking (once they're flipped side for side) their visibility? The stanchions directly forward of them don't impede anything since the visibility should only be directly straight ahead to 112* aft. In other words, BOTH red and green should only be visible by another boat is both boats are exactly head-on - otherwise, only one light should be visible. But still a great eye for seeing that!

(I assume we're talking about the pic from post #17?)
 

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Good catch - it certainly does look like the red and green are mounted on the wrong sides... and of course facing the wrong way. But I don't see anything that is blocking (once they're flipped side for side) their visibility? The stanchions directly forward of them don't impede anything since the visibility should only be directly straight ahead to 112* aft. In other words, BOTH red and green should only be visible by another boat is both boats are exactly head-on - otherwise, only one light should be visible. But still a great eye for seeing that!

(I assume we're talking about the pic from post #17?)
I agree nothing blocking them once they are reinstalled correctly. My comment was if they were intentionally done bass-ackwards then the light would be significantly blocked by the stanchion just forward of each one.
 

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Your nav lights are backwards. And if you did it on purpose, the stanchions are blocking the intended "cross visibility". Illegal setup.

WOW! I sure didn't catch that till it was pointed out. Man, that ocnsir has a sharp eye. I wouldn't want to try to sneak a beer out of his cooler.:)
 

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WOW! I sure didn't catch that till it was pointed out. Man, that ocnsir has a sharp eye. I wouldn't want to try to sneak a beer out of his cooler.:)
Almost 72 years old. Been around power and sail boats since age 12. USN for 28 years, ship driver, licensed 1600-ton Master, Unlimited Chief Mate, USN Offshore Sailing Skipper. Lots of experience and some things just jump out.

Thanks for the compliment. If you're ever in FMB area I'll provide the beer. Dedicated fridge on the lanai.

P.S. Just noticed you're in SWFL. Nearby? SWMBO and I could really use a fishing fix.
 

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Ha ha ha....Yeah, we are not that far apart. I live in Venice. My son lives in Fort Myers Beach. Odd thing too, we bought our boat from FishTales Marina on the island there.