Originally Posted by Whoapiglet
west marine. I got an extrusion from Rowframe, and mounted my anchor cleat to it.
the pulleys are called blocks. look for harken or ronstan
I'm a sailor and spend a lot of time messing with this stuff. The block you want for this is a lower vang block
It has two sheaves, a jam-cleat to grab the rope, and a pin to anchor it to the frame. With another single block, you can set up a 3:1 purchase, which makes it easier to raise the anchor.
With a single block rig, you can use a clam cleat to grab the anchor rope:
Screw it to the frame or a seatboard, whatever.
There are also cam cleats:
They have spring-loaded toothed cams to grab the rope. If you sketch out your anchor rig and then get the parts and line from West Coast Sailing or Westmarine, you can save a bundle over the packaged rigging kits, except for the mounting or downrigger that holds the line on the rear of the boat. If there's no floor under your rear seat board (on a cat, that is), you can mount shackles & blocks on the underside. Rafts, you gotta have some sort of downrigger to get the line out over the tube: Speedrail fittings on a piece of tubing will do the trick.
It ain't exactly rocket surgery. . .