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Publication numberUS1618634 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateFeb 22, 1927
Filing dateMay 28, 1925
Priority dateMay 28, 1925
Publication numberUS 1618634 A, US 1618634A, US-A-1618634, US1618634 A, US1618634A
InventorsPhilip Boller
Original AssigneePhilip Boller
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Anchor support for boats
US 1618634 A
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/ P. BOLLER ANCHOR SUPQPORTYFOR sous Feb. 22, 1927.

- Filed May 28, 1925 Patented Feb. 22, 1927.

UNITED srArEs assess rarer rFIc-E.

'HILIP BOLLER, or CHICAGO, ILLINOIS.

ANCHOR SUPPORT FOR BOATS.

Application filed. May 28, 1925. Serial No. 33,386..

The invention relates to anchor supports for boats.

l/Vhen fishing in row boats, it frequently becomes desirable for the fisherman to anchor in a given spot and to move from place to place as may be desired.

The object of the invention is to provide improved means for facilitating the raising and lowering of the anchor, without the necess'ity of lifting it into the boat, thus avoid ing the soiling of the boat by weeds and mud, which frequently are brought up with the anchor. A further object is to provide an improved device for this purpose which may be readily attached and detached to the boat, so that when the boat is not being used for fishing, the device may be conveniently removed from the boat. v

The invention consists in the several novel features hereinafter set forth and more particularly defined by the claims at the conclusion hereof.

In the drawings: Fig. l is a perspective of a. row-boat with an anchor support embodying the invention applied thereto. Fig.

2 is a plan of the front portion of the support. Fig. 3 is a cross section, showing one of the rear attaching clamps.

The invention is exemplified inan attaching structure for supporting a pulley 6 in front of the nose'of the boat, to guide a cable 7, to one end of which; the anchor S is attached, the other end of the cable being ex tended rearwardly from the pulley, so that it may be conveniently manipulated by the fisherman or guide and tied in any conveniently available way to the boat, to keep the anchor suspended above the lake or river bottom when desired.

This supporting structure comprises a pair of side bars 9, the front ends 10 of which are secured together in spaced relation, and between which the supporting block 11 for the pulley 6 is fixedly secured on bolts 12, which extend through the ends of said block and also secure the front ends of the bars 9 together, spacing sleeves 13 being interposed between the block and said bars. These bars extend rearwardly from the pulley block sufficiently for secure attachment to the boat, and are sufficiently flexible to permit them to be bent to measurably conform to the contour of the gunwale of different boats. The rear portions of these bars 9 are detachably secured to the boat by U-shaped clamps 14, which are adapted to straddlethe rim of the boat and clamp screws 15. Wood blocks 16 are interposed between the clamp sides and the boat to prevent the screws from cutting into the side of the boat. Each bar 9 is secured to a clamp 14. by a bolt 1?, and is provided with a series of holes 18 for said bolt, so that the bar maybe clamped to the boat at different points, as may be necessary in boats of different constructions. A; stirrup 20 around which the anchor cable may be wound is fixed to the bars 9 adjacent their front ends. To prevent the front end of the support from being accidently lifted, brackets 22 are secured, as at 23, to the sidebars 9 respectively and clamp screws 24 are threaded to the lower ends of said brackets to engage a block similar to the block 16 to clamp the block against the outer side of the boat. A series of holes 25 are formed in said brackets, so that the screws may be applied at different elevations, according tothe size or shape of the gunwale of different boats. To prevent the brackets from being spread by the pressure of screws 24, their upper ends are extended inwardly, as at 26, and provided with a. series of holes throughwhich a bolt 27 may be passed.

To apply the support to a boat, it is only necessary to place the supporting structure over the front portion of the boat, place the blocks 16 in position and tighten the screws 15 and 24;. The clamps 14k may be adjusted fore and aft, so that the bars may be secured at points which are clear and available on the boat. The flexibility of the bars 9' adapts the support for connection to boats having bows of different contour. The adjustment provided by holes 26 and brackets 22 permit the front portion of the structure to be spread or contracted for the application of the clamp screws 24.

In use, the anchor 8 may be kept suspended from the pulley 6 while the boat is being moved. l/Vhen it is desired to anchor the boat, it is only necessary to pay out'the cable 7 sufficiently to permit the anchor to hold and tie the free end thereof to some suitable part of the boat. Iii-moving from place to place, it is only necessary to draw in the anchor cable sufficiently to lift the anchor 8 in asuspended position at the front of the boat.

The invention exemplifies an anchor support or guide which is adapted to hold an anchor in suspension in front of the boat, which may be readily attached to and dc tached from boats, and which is sufliciently flexible to adapt it for attachment to boats of diiferent shapes. The invention makes it possible to conveniently raise and lower the anchor Without lifting the anchor into the row boat, which avoids soiling the boat with weeds and mud. If desired, the anchor line may have depth indications 30 thereon, so that the fisherman will know therefrom the depth in which he is fishing, when the an chor is on the ground.

The invention is not to be understood as restricted to the details set forth, since these may be modified within the scope of the appended claims, without departing from the spirit and scope of the invention.

Having thus described the invention, what I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is: y

1. The combination of an anchor support ing structure, a cable guide carried by said structure so as to support an anchor in front of the boat, said structure comprising a pair of side-bars, and clamps for securing the rear ends of the bars to the boat.

2. The combination Oil: an anchor su .)porting structure, a cable guide pulley carried by said structure so as to sup mrt an anchor in front of the boat, said structure con1 n'i5-1- ing a pair of side-bars, and devices longitudinally adjustable on said bars for clamping them to the boat.

The combination of an anchor supporting structure, a cable guide carried by said structure so as to support an anchor in front of the boat, said structure comprising a. pair of side bars, and means T01 securing the bars to the boat, comprising clamps formed to straddle and extend over the top rail ofv the boat.

a. The comhinatimi of an anchor supporting structure, a cable guide carried by said structure so as to support an anchor in front of the boat, said structure comprising a pair of side bars, and means for securing the bars to the boat, comprising clamps formed to straddle the top rail of the boat and longitudinally :uljustable on the bars.

5. The combination of an, anchor supporting structure, a cable guide carried by said structure so as to support an anchor in frontof the boat, said structure comprising a pair of bars, and means for securing the bars to the boat comprising clamps at the rear por tions of the bars and brackets at the front portions of thebars.

(i. The combination of an anchor support ing structure, a cable guide carried by said structure so as to support an anchor in front of the boat, said structure comprising a pair of side bars, brackets for securing the bars to the boat, and an adjustable transverse connection between said brackets. 7. The combination of an anchor supporting structure, a cable guide carried by said structure so as to support an anchor in front of the boat, said structure comprising a pair of side bars free at their rear ends so they can be flexed and fixedly secured together at their front ends and between which the guide is supported, and clamps for securing the bars to the boat.

8. The con'ibination oi. an anchor supporting structure, a cablc guide carried by said structure so as to support an anchor in front of the boat, said structure conun'ising a pair ol side bars free at their rear ends so they can be flexed and lixcdly secured together at their front ends and betwemi which the guide is supported, clamps for securing the rear portions of the bars to the boat, lufackets for securing the front portions ot the bars to the boat, and an adjustable tral'lsverse com'iection between the trout pm'tions of the bars. i

9. The combination olf an anchor support ing structure, a cable guide ciu'ried by said structure so as to support an anchor in front. of the boat, said structure comprising a pair of side bars adapted to extend along the top rail of the boat trout, means to secure the rear portions of the bars to the boat, and means to secure the .l'ront portions of the bars to the boat comprising blocks, and brackets carried by the bars for securing the blocks against the said top rail.

10 The combination oili an anchor supplll'tll'lg structure, a cable guide carried by said structure so as to support an anchor in front of the boat, said structure comprising a pair of side bars fixedly secured together at their front ends and between which the guide is supported, means for securing the bars to the boat, and astirrup securi'd lo and fitting around the front ends oi said bars.

Signed at Chicago, Illinois, this 15th day of May, 1925.

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Referenced by
Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US2608174 *Feb 23, 1949Aug 26, 1952Sponenburg Norman SAdjustable safety device for boat anchors
US3352017 *May 27, 1965Nov 14, 1967Newberg Allen EWater depth indicating device
US8057091 *Nov 27, 2007Nov 15, 2011Medora Environmental, Inc.Water circulation systems for ponds, lakes, and other bodies of water
Classifications
U.S. Classification114/181, 114/210, 114/199, 254/409
International ClassificationB63B21/22, B63B21/00
Cooperative ClassificationB63B21/22
European ClassificationB63B21/22