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Publication numberUS3143993 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateAug 11, 1964
Filing dateSep 24, 1962
Priority dateSep 24, 1962
Publication numberUS 3143993 A, US 3143993A, US-A-3143993, US3143993 A, US3143993A
InventorsGaspare Salerno
Original AssigneeGaspare Salerno
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Portable boat anchor and rope stowage device
US 3143993 A
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G. SALERNO' 3,143,993

PORTABLE BOAT ANCHOR AND ROPE STOWAGE DEVICE Aug. 11, 1964 Filed Sept. 24, 1962 INVENTOR. 54JP4P JWZPA/O 3M2 @444/ AM United States Patent 0 "ice 3,143,993 PQRTABLE BOAT ANCHOR AND ROPE STOWAGE DEVIE Gaspare Salerno, 12531 Flanders, Detroit 5, Mich. Filed Sept. 24, 1962, Ser. No. 225,473 '1 Claim. (Cl. 114-210) This invention relates to a portable boat anchor and rope stowage device and has for its object to provide such a device which is simple and economical to manufacture and which elficiently stows the complete anchor, i.e., with its rope, so that it will nest and its rope entwine neatly in respective positions in which they are readily secured and accessible for use and which may be attached to the bulkhead or deck of a boat at times, as during use of the anchor, or carried about for transporting it at other times.

The foregoing and other objects and advantages of the invention will become apparent during the course of the following description taken in conjunction with the accompanying drawings in which the single figure of the drawing is such a device embodying the invention.

Referring to the drawings in greater detail, 5 indicates a backboard for the device to which is secured a member 7 in spaced relation thereto by means which includes, in the instance, Sideboards 8 to provide an anchor-receiving opening at one end of the device to accommodate the flukes of an anchor 10 and nest it so that it is readily accessible for use while securely wedged in the device for which purpose said opening is caused to decrease in cross-section inwardly from its entering end by the angular disposition of the member 7 with respect to the backboard 5 which, in the instance, is provided by the taper on the front edges of the sideboards 8. The device further comprises, in combination, cleat means on which to belay the rope 12 of the anchor which means, in the instance, includes a member 13 having cleats 14 fastened to the sideboards 8 beneath the member 7 so that, depending upon the type of anchor, either the coiled anchor rope can be made to overlie the overhanging shank of the anchor or vice versa as shown in the drawings.

It will thus be seen that there has been provided by the present invention a portable boat anchor and rope stowage device in which the object hereinabove set forth together with many thoroughly practical advantages have been successfully achieved. It should be understood that various changes and modifications may be made without departing from the ambit of the invention as defined in the appended claim.

What is claimed is:

A portable boat anchor and rope stowage device comprising means adapted to be secured to a backboard and defining an anchor-receiving opening with the backboard to accommodate the flukes of an anchor, the anchor stowed in said opening by inserting its flukes thereinto from above the same, said means including structure spaced apart at opposite sides of said opening, and cleat means including a cleat on each such structure, said anchor in its stowed position extending from above said opening, through said means, and out on the other side below said opening, the anchor rope belayed on the pair of cleats when the anchor is in its stowed position in said opening.

References Cited in the file of this patent UNITED STATES PATENTS 878,394 Holle Feb. 4, 1908 1,716,863 Morris et al. June 11, 1929 2,705,467 Ogg et al. Apr. 5, 1955 Patented Aug. 11, 1964

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US7252045Jun 30, 2005Aug 7, 2007Massetti Joseph AStorage device for items such as marine lines
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U.S. Classification114/210
International ClassificationB63B21/22, B63B21/00
Cooperative ClassificationB63B21/22
European ClassificationB63B21/22