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Old 02-05-2014, 10:31 PM   #1
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Found this when I stripped off my anchor chain:
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Old 02-05-2014, 11:09 PM   #2
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How far down the chain? Meaning is this the sacrificial line that connects the rode to the boat to facilitate emergency cut off?
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Old 02-05-2014, 11:18 PM   #3
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Atleast he used high quality panduit tie raps. And yes I would know which brand they were.
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Old 02-05-2014, 11:29 PM   #4
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Atleast he used high quality panduit tie raps. And yes I would know which brand they were.
And he used two!
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Old 02-05-2014, 11:58 PM   #5
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And he used two! HOLLYWOOD
Darn, forgot to mention that too! For extra holding power. Hopefully galv-plastic corrosion won't effect them too.
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Old 02-06-2014, 02:11 AM   #6
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50 meters chain, 30 meters rope, not only did it have THAT thing under there, the rope was way too light for 50'
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You got it all wrong ... the rode belonged to the dinghy not his 50' boat ...

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Old 02-06-2014, 05:27 AM   #8
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50 meters chain, 30 meters rope, not only did it have THAT thing under there, the rope was way too light for 50'

Perhaps the extra rope was so the chain could be buoyed and sent overboard for later recovery?
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Old 02-06-2014, 06:51 AM   #9
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What's the big deal?

If the photo shows where the line is backspliced to make a loop to connect to the chain, it doesn't need anything to secure it and the Tywraps are redundant anyway.

There seems to be a single Tywrap used as a marker in the photo ... how come that doesn't bother anyone?

Sure it would have looked "salty" if it had been whipped with small stuff but so what? Quite a few recreational boaters just like to run around on their boats, they don't worry about trying to look like they spent an apprenticeship on a 19th century whaling vessel
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What's the big deal?

Quite a few recreational boaters just like to run around on their boats, they don't worry about trying to look like they spent an apprenticeship on a 19th century whaling vessel
Yeah, I think I missed that apprenticeship too.
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How far down the chain? Meaning is this the sacrificial line that connects the rode to the boat to facilitate emergency cut off?
Agree with you and Rick...from that picture alone...assumptions made make a ...well we all know the other part of the saying...
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Old 02-06-2014, 11:48 AM   #12
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The whole thing has gone to the dump.
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. . . . . . the sacrificial line that connects the rode to the boat to facilitate emergency cut off?
That's what I took it to be - not pretty, but serviceable enough.

As we all know, such a line can also save the hapless skipper from watching the inboard end of his anchor chain disappear through the bow fairlead when dropping the hook in a hurry. Of course this only works if the bitter end is made fast to the boat! I am not suggesting that such a boo boo has ever happened to a member of this salty forum, but I have heard stories of other less seasoned mariners . . . .
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I thought possibly the same till the OP said 30 meters of it.
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I thought possibly the same till the OP said 30 meters of it.
Ooops!
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Heck - What's wrong w/ 5 layer wraps of good quality black electric tape? If you know how to apply it and to end it correctly then it virtually never lets loose, lasting for a decade or more. Much more svelte than wire tie bump! Also, saves wire ties for more important matters... like... ya know, securing wires, fuel lines and things! I toooo am into get the job done!
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