General Information

Notes on anchoring practice with shore lines

Theory and practice

Notes on spool mounting on the railing

The railing can be vertical, horizontal or angled.

Examples of spool mounting on the railing with 2, 4 or 6 screws:

  • Standard mounting with 2 screws
  • Dyneema©-rope 26to tear load/100m
  • Mounting with 4 screws
  • Spools Ф 510mm weight on railing 23kg
  • 6 screws for belt rollers 8to/100m
  • With weight on railing 26 kg and
  • Spools Ф 720mm existing centre tube

Spool mounting on the boat wall

It is possible to attach the spools to the ship’s side. For this purpose, as shown in the sketch below, a material reinforcement (e.g. wooden plate 40 x 40 x 2 cm) is recommended on the inside of the boat wall. The screw length of the two or four M10-screws should be adapted to the thickness of the wall and the reinforcing plates. 


The spools (with and without rope) are supplied with a combi wrench for easy installation on the railing and loose tightening of the self-locking brake-nut on the spool axle.

The deliveries of stainless steel spools with Dyneema ropes contain an anti run-out lock for the ropes on the spool axis. – This ensures that the end of the rope does not fall into the water after the entire rope has been unspooled. At the same time, it prevents damage to the railing due to excessive tensile load which is limited to approximately 7kg by the lock.