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Old 05-10-2018, 05:16 PM
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Nice looking John Deere yellow bullet!

Anchor system turned out great.
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Old 05-11-2018, 07:25 AM
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That's a heck of an anchor system. Do you not still have to go on the foredeck to tie off the anchor line though?
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Old 05-11-2018, 01:17 PM
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StarwindMango-

No sir. Once the anchors are set, they're tied off on two cleats located just outside the pilothouse on the starboard side and next to the hauler. You NEVER need to visit the foredeck while anchoring. One of the conveniences of this anchoring system.

I'll try and dig up a picture for you.
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Old 05-11-2018, 01:26 PM
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StarwindMango- You might be able to see the cleats here in this picture. The lines are channeled from the bow, through the rollers and tied off at these two cleats.
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I just realized there's a picture that I posted earlier, a few pics up from these, where you can get a slightly closer look at the cleats that we tie the anchors off to.
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Old 05-14-2018, 06:39 AM
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That's pretty slick. I can definitely appreciate the need for a system like that on a pilothouse!
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Old 05-14-2018, 01:20 PM
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On to the next project...

Now, as you can see from many of the previous pictures I've posted, the boat was never equipped with a rocket launcher. Myself being a bit of a rod & reel (whore) for lack of a better word, I thought this was a pressing matter that needed to be fixed. Yes, the boat now had 10 brand new rod holders installed on the gunnels and some people would argue that is enough. I'm not one of them. There are times when we have 6-8 guys fishing on this boat and each of them might bring 1-3 rods. Me, I usually bring 3 or 4. So, do the math, that's not gonna work...

So, the next "important necessity" was addressed...






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For this job we called in another local guy (Long Islander) with a tremendous reputation for doing high quality work. He was a recommendation of a dear friend of mine who is a "guru" when it comes to boats & tackle & various other topics. I won't mention his name either (not sure what the site rules are on these topics).

My buddy had not been in contact with this guy for a few years, so I had a little difficulty finding him. After some investigative research, I left a message at a number I was fairly certain was his and hoped.

2 days later, Tim called me back and I put him in touch with Pat & Patrick. From then on, smooth sailing. Pat had Tim come down and do a few measurements on his boat and two weeks later Tim brought the finished launcher down for installation.

As you can see, it turned out awesome! Pat & Patrick could not be happier with the results.

I WAS HAPPY TOO! My rods & reels had a nice place to sit, unscathed and away from swinging sinkers and crazy fisherman!
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As you can see from these pics, Pat also asked Tim to incorporate some holes in the launcher to accommodate the three LED lights that face the stern of the boat. A nice little custom touch that turned out great as well.

If anyone that lives here in the NYC area wants Tim's full name and number, just ask and I'll send you a private message. Same goes for the gentleman that did the anchoring system.
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