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Old 05-10-2016, 09:28 PM   #41
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Personally I'd lose (and lost) the rubber snubber. 3 strand line serves well enough.
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Old 05-14-2016, 02:05 PM   #42
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At this point, I paid for it, it works well and I plan to continue using it. If and when it fails, I'll probably do just that...replace it with a single nylon 3-ply 1/2 inch line of 25-30 ft. I have a large 'bucket-o-rope" on the boat for uses like this whenever needed.
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Old 05-14-2016, 02:57 PM   #43
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Dave ...so I get this right. One side of the bridle wraps around the snubber then connects to the hook. The other side just connects directly to the hook to form the V.
If so...why only one side "snubbed"?
No, look at the example in the pdf. Its Hook, snubber and then it splits to two sides.
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Old 05-14-2016, 03:02 PM   #44
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Personally I'd lose (and lost) the rubber snubber. 3 strand line serves well enough.
The bridle is rather short to give much stretch. The snubber has three wraps of line around it. I have seen that stretch out to where there was only one wrap when its blowing hard. I bet if it was really howling the line around the snubber would be straight with no wraps. I'd rather not experience that.
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Old 05-14-2016, 04:59 PM   #45
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Here is what we opted for; 2x15' 3-strand (loops on end) with thimbles to shackle to standard chain hook. We didn't want to get fancy with the hook yet since our last one worked fine. The idea with this rig is that a leg failure is easily replaced (and we ordered a spare leg: 15" with loop and thimble). I also wanted no rope-to-metal connections. they are all metal-to-metal. We may opt for a short length of chain to hang the hook from later, but that would add two more connection points (shackles) and I wasn't ready to do that yet either.

After seeing Fryedaze's rig, we might add a couple of those rubber twisty things. Cool idea
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Old 05-14-2016, 05:58 PM   #46
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No, look at the example in the pdf. Its Hook, snubber and then it splits to two sides.
Got it.. Now that makes sense.
Looking at it on my phone and the app doesn't let me zoom in.
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Old 05-14-2016, 06:18 PM   #47
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Here is what we opted for; 2x15' 3-strand (loops on end) with thimbles to shackle to standard chain hook...... I also wanted no rope-to-metal connections. they are all metal-to-metal.
I made a bridle years ago to this same configuration and used all metal to metal connections. It served me well for years on my 48' Offshore Yacht Fisher.
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Old 05-14-2016, 07:36 PM   #48
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We are anchoring in our new boat for the first time this weekend. Very calm and protected water, but I setup the bridle for the first time. We will see how it works out. I used 25' x 1/2" 3 strand dock lines that I put a nylon thimble in the end. Used a soft shackle to connect that to a length of 1/2" 3 strand with a thimble. Used a hitch to tie that line to the anchor chain. This is a test version. If I like the configuration I will use a heavier line for for the single segment of the Y either 3 strand or double braid.

So far, so good.
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