Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 10-26-2017, 03:58 PM   #1
Guru
 
hmason's Avatar
 
City: Stuart FL
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Magic
Vessel Model: Grand Banks 46 Europa
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 2,228
Chain Goes Where?

I hope we can get a definitive answer for this question. When anchoring and using a chain grab hook with a bridle, where does the extra length of chain used to weigh down the chain in the grab hook if the chain goes slack go; between the legs of the bridle or alongside one of the legs?
__________________
Advertisement

__________________
Howard
Magic, 1996 Grand Banks Europa
Westport, CT and Stuart, FL
hmason is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-26-2017, 04:05 PM   #2
Guru
 
caltexflanc's Avatar
 
City: North Carolina for now
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Small Incentive
Vessel Model: Boston Whaler 130 Sport
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 4,885
Between, less chafe for one thing and a straighter "pull" on the hook for another. I liked having that loop extend several feet below the surface for gentler motion and a little less horsing.

__________________

__________________
George

"There's the Right Way, the Wrong Way, and what some guy says he's gotten away with"
caltexflanc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-26-2017, 04:27 PM   #3
Guru
 
psneeld's Avatar
 
City: ACIW
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Freedom
Vessel Model: Albin 40
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 19,118
Well here in Oriental......

Actually docked tonight, but usually let it hang between the leg..... as previously posted, less chafe....

But I have had times on my boat where on a light wind night, because of the lengths not always the same, it has been outside of the bridle in the morning.
psneeld is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-26-2017, 04:52 PM   #4
Guru
 
hmason's Avatar
 
City: Stuart FL
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Magic
Vessel Model: Grand Banks 46 Europa
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 2,228
Quote:
Originally Posted by psneeld View Post
Well here in Oriental......

Actually docked tonight, but usually let it hang between the leg..... as previously posted, less chafe....

But I have had times on my boat where on a light wind night, because of the lengths not always the same, it has been outside of the bridle in the morning.
Ha. that's what happens to me. I start with it in the middle and several hours later it is outside. Perhaps I need to let more chain out in the middle.
__________________
Howard
Magic, 1996 Grand Banks Europa
Westport, CT and Stuart, FL
hmason is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-26-2017, 06:25 PM   #5
Guru
 
psneeld's Avatar
 
City: ACIW
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Freedom
Vessel Model: Albin 40
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 19,118
Thats why on all these light wind nights, I just use a single 1/2 inch line snubber of about 15 feet.

Even when the gusts or morning wind picks up to 15 knots, plenty of snubber and it literally only takes 5 seconds to tie on a rolling hitch.

Sure I have a heavier setup...but for 2 weeks now...hardly needed.....but when I do use it....I have to be careful of how much chain loop is out so it doesnt hit bottom but goes far enough past the vee in the bridle to keep from going over one of the legs.
psneeld is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-27-2017, 12:53 PM   #6
TF Site Team
 
City: Westerly, RI
Country: USA
Vessel Name: N/A
Vessel Model: 1999 Mainship 350 Trawler
Join Date: Jan 2014
Posts: 1,607
Pay close attention to how you're affixing your chain hook. You would need to run the bridle In FRONT the chain and attach the hook from forward of the chain. If you run the bridle behind the chain and attach from behind the chain, then even if you dump the slack chain between the bridle, it will work itself out.
__________________

Shrew is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off





All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:14 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2006 - 2012