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  • Bob
    Hi John, We ve got the same issues. I have posted photos of our stemhead fitting. This is the original 1971 fitting, the roller is bronze. I have ambitions for
    Message 1 of 12 , Nov 1, 2009
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      Hi John,

      We've got the same issues. I have posted photos of our stemhead fitting. This is the original 1971 fitting, the roller is bronze.

      I have ambitions for twin rollers able to hold the anchor and generally beefed up.

      Best wishes,

      Bob Nixie CN 35/29

      --- In campernicholson@yahoogroups.com, "JOHN LARSON" <jsl-sll@...> wrote:
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      > Our anchor roller is that brown plastic stuff that was also used for the cheeks of blocks on some of the early boats. The thru bolt is bronze an even it's partly worn through. If you think of it when at the boat, send me some more info on your installation.
      >
      > John
      > s/v Passport
      >
      > ----- Original Message -----
      > From: Denece<mailto:bluepearl@...>
      > To: campernicholson@yahoogroups.com<mailto:campernicholson@yahoogroups.com>
      > Sent: Sunday, October 25, 2009 1:31 PM
      > Subject: Re: [campernicholson] Anchor roller replacement...
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      > Wow. What is your anchor roller made from? Ours are bronze, so not much worn.
      > We did however, concoct an anchor-roller extender using a commercial SS anchor-roller device secured atop an extended platform of three 1/4 inch aluminum sheets secured at the roller with a large stainless U-bolt and to the deck with some humongous thru-bolts and a block of teak (for height) . We are away from the boat at present so I cannot give any clearer description. All the dissimilar metals are separated with plastic or nylon sheets or sleeves.to prevent corrosion. It gets the anchor out about another foot and has prevented most bow-anchor collisions and held thru some pretty rough conditions.
      >
      > Good Luck
      >
      > Denece
      >
      >
      >
      >
      > -----Original Message-----
      > From: JOHN LARSON
      > Sent: Oct 23, 2009 12:25 PM
      > To: campernicholson@yahoogroups.com
      > Subject: Re: [campernicholson] Anchor roller replacement...
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      > The anchor roller on our Nic 35, Passport is just about worn through. Has anyone replaced the roller, and if so, with what and how was it done? Better yet has anyone figured a good way extend the anchor out from the bow a bit so it doesn't hit during anchoring and retrieval. Our Nic has only one anchor roller at the bow.
      >
      > John
      >
      > s/v Passport, CN 35-85
      >
    • JOHN LARSON
      Hi Bob Your fitting looks the same as ours except your roller appears to be bronze. Ours is something else. Have you been following the thread from Russ
      Message 2 of 12 , Nov 1, 2009
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        Hi Bob
         
        Your fitting looks the same as ours except your roller appears to be bronze.  Ours is something else.
         
        Have you been following the thread from Russ Armstrong?  He's arranging for new double roller stemheads to be cast.  We'll probably go with one if the cost isn't to extreme.
         
        I'll post the pictures of our existing anchor roller on the web site.
         
        John Larson CN 35/85
      • O. R. Armstrong
        John, and all - Actually, I m looking into having a double roller fabricated out of stainless, not cast. I m hoping that I might be able to post a graphic of a
        Message 3 of 12 , Nov 2, 2009
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          John, and all -

            Actually, I'm looking into having a double roller fabricated out of stainless, not cast. I'm hoping that I might be able to post a graphic of a shop drawing with dimensions, so that others could determine if the unit would work on their boats. I would also be open to suggestions for modifications that would improve the unit. I'll send a message to this thread as this progresses.

            Russ

          On Sun, Nov 1, 2009 at 9o:26 AM, JOHN LARSON <jsl-sull@...> wrote:
           

          Hi Bob
           
          Your fitting looks the same als ours except your roller appears to be bronze.  Ours isd something else.
           
          Have you been following the thread from Russ Armstrong?  He's arranging for new double roller stemheads to be cast.  We'll probably go with one if the cost isn't to extreme.
           
          I'll post the pictures of our existing anchor roller on the web site.
           
          John Larson CN 35/85



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          "Medicine is the keystone of the arch of socialism." ~ V. I. Lenin
        • William E. Roesner
          Russ and all - I suggest you check out the standard double roller,( bronze ) fabricated out of stainless steel as shown in various photos in the gallery
          Message 4 of 12 , Nov 2, 2009
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            Russ and all -
            I suggest you check out the standard double roller,( bronze ) fabricated out of stainless steel as shown in various photos in the 'gallery' section of the Nicholson 31 website. One good clear photo is shown in the Tramontane (4) photo group. The port side roller is shallow cut out for nylon rode, the starboard side roller is deeply cut ( in a rectangular  cross section ) to keep chain from the stainless, roller supporting, cheeks. 
            Cheers,
            Bill
            CN31/113
            Blueprint

            On Nov 2, 2009, at 6:20 AM, O. R. Armstrong wrote:

             

            John, and all -

              Actually, I'm looking into having a double roller fabricated out of stainless, not cast. I'm hoping that I might be able to post a graphic of a shop drawing with dimensions, so that others could determine if the unit would work on their boats. I would also be open to suggestions for modifications that would improve the unit. I'll send a message to this thread as this progresses.

              Russ

            On Sun, Nov 1, 2009 at 9o:26 AM, JOHN LARSON <jsl-sull@msn. com> wrote:
             

            Hi Bob
             
            Your fitting looks the same als ours except your roller appears to be bronze.  Ours isd something else.
             
            Have you been following the thread from Russ Armstrong?  He's arranging for new double roller stemheads to be cast.  We'll probably go with one if the cost isn't to extreme.
             
            I'll post the pictures of our existing anchor roller on the web site.
             
            John Larson CN 35/85



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            "Medicine is the keystone of the arch of socialism." ~ V. I. Lenin


          • Bob
            Hi John/Russ etc I d forgotten Russ s previous post so thanks for the reminder. I m very interested especially if the outcome is to be in SS rather than cast
            Message 5 of 12 , Nov 3, 2009
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              Hi John/Russ etc

              I'd forgotten Russ's previous post so thanks for the reminder. I'm very interested especially if the outcome is to be in SS rather than cast as this apart from anything else is easier to change in the future. Any idea of a timescale Russ? Are there development costs we could contribute to?

              Perhaps your brown-stuff roller is Tufnol John?

              Bob
              CN35/29 Nixie

              --- In campernicholson@yahoogroups.com, "JOHN LARSON" <jsl-sll@...> wrote:
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              > Hi Bob
              >
              > Your fitting looks the same as ours except your roller appears to be bronze. Ours is something else.
              >
              > Have you been following the thread from Russ Armstrong? He's arranging for new double roller stemheads to be cast. We'll probably go with one if the cost isn't to extreme.
              >
              > I'll post the pictures of our existing anchor roller on the web site.
              >
              > John Larson CN 35/85
              >
            • JOHN LARSON
              Russ, Bill, Bob etc, Sorry about the confusion Russ. Stainless fabrication is actually a better deal and should cost less I would think. Did our roller look
              Message 6 of 12 , Nov 3, 2009
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                Russ, Bill, Bob etc,
                 
                Sorry about the confusion Russ.  Stainless fabrication is actually a better deal and should cost less I would think.  Did our roller look the same as your's?  It's probably not easy to tell from those photos.  I should have taken some from below.
                 
                Bill I tried to get into the Nic 31 site but couldn't.  I'll try again.  Our service provider has been messed up lately and things aren't happening with the usual speed for us on the internet.
                 
                Bob, the roller probably is Tufnol.  It appears to be made of the same stuff as the cheeks of several of the original blocks on the boat.  It's worn thru to the point that the bronze shaft shows in spots.
                 
                The photo below, taken before Passport was repainted shows a bit more of what the bow looks like.
                 
                John
                Passport
                CN 35 #85
                 
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