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Old 04-25-2014, 08:21 AM   #81
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what size soft shackle do you use?
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Old 04-25-2014, 08:35 AM   #82
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what size soft shackle do you use?

This one.
http://www.westmarine.com/shackle-gu...long--12501946
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How do you connect the snubber to the soft shackle?
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How do you connect the snubber to the soft shackle?

Were temporally using a 3 strand dock line and just use the splice to connect the 3/8 chain.
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Were temporally using a 3 strand dock line and just use the splice to connect the 3/8 chain.
How do you loop it????

Cow hitch fashion?
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Old 04-25-2014, 10:46 AM   #86
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I really don't have a place for a chain stopper but use a snubber. The previous owner did not use a snubber thus the mess that I am repairing.Should be done by the end of the weekend. The present snubber that I use is a chain hook with 3/4 inch line to a deck cleat. Works good for a 58,000 lbs boat. However, it is not that easy to connect it to the chain. Especially if I am having someone help with the anchoring. Any recommendations on different snubber chain conneting devices?
How exactly is it difficult? Pulpit configuration?

I too used a rolling hitch for years, only one boat we ever chartered had a bridle/snubber come with it as customers almost all went to marinas. The hitch worked in some really nasty conditions where the snubber line was tight as a guitar string for a day or two. I used one for awhile on my Hatt until a buddy gave me this:



Something like that pictured or a "devil's claw" is far preferable to standard chain hook, which puts a twisting force on the chain link. The paranoia I had about running a snubber line through my pulpit/roller was chafe of the line as the boat horsed around. Going to the two line bridle also seemed to lessen the horsing. 80% of the time due to wind/current, the boat was laying to one of the two lines, not both.
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