Originally Posted by Rogerh
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.