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Old 12-05-2015, 11:23 PM   #81
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Our PNW benign weather would not normally require a snubber.

Why use a snubber when you're just holding the chain up?
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Old 12-06-2015, 12:01 AM   #82
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"Real" boats/barges don't use snubbers:

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Old 12-06-2015, 07:40 AM   #83
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"Real" boats/barges don't use snubbers:


Now why would that be a snubber?
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Old 12-06-2015, 11:13 AM   #84
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On an all chain rode, a snubber isn't for shock absorption, as the catenarey of the chain is very effective, especially in deeper water. What the snubber does, is eliminate the noise of the chain being hauled across the rocks below. Without a snubber, that noise is loud enough to wake even a heavy sleeper. Our wooden boat friends don't need teh snubber, as their hulls do the same job.
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Old 12-06-2015, 01:06 PM   #85
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koliver,
The steeper the chain or the lower the scope (as in deep water) the LESS effect catenary will have. Catenary is at it's maximum when the rode is horizontal. And there is no cat at all when the rode is vertical.

I really don't know if it's true but they say that w a good bottom and good anchor all the catenary will be gone in a hard blow. There would probably not be enough cat to effectively do any measurable good but I don't think it would be gone. It would obviously be if a boat in the wind could pull that hard .. that's what I doubt. 100' or so of chain is very heavy.
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Scott, my point was that "real" ships DON'T use snubbers.

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