Originally Posted by BlueYonder
I thought that a bridle would move the center of effort on the boat aft and reduce sailing. Some think it works, many don't. I was on a mooring one night in Annapolis, the wind was up and the swinging was pretty noticeable. I will try the idea of offsetting the snubber first. That looks like a good idea. Unfortunately, I'm still two months away from boating season.
Thanks for the advice and ideas
Much swinging at anchor, or on a mooring, is unavoidable. its simply the wind veering, or shearing. This is especially true in 'sheltered' anchorages where wind might gust through gaps in trees or valleys in hills and might come from a variety of directions. Any vessel anchored in such an environment will 'sail' whether you use a bridle or single line snubber. The bridle might reduce the swinging - but you will only find out by trying on your own vessel and comparing it directly with other vessels of a similar type in the same location etc. You could set up a single line snubber and over an hour measure the angle of swing and then set up a bridle and measure the angle of swing.