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Old 10-19-2019, 09:19 PM   #14
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Originally Posted by Bigsfish View Post
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I also use a lazy loop on my chain when using a snubber. But your remark that that loop reduces the amount of scope needed on normal days, doesnít that loop become straight in a blow so there is no advantage? At least thatís the way my feeble brain works.
You are right, the loop is not part of scope. What it does is add extra weight to the system for the boat to move against, and, in most cases, aid the security of the hook to the chain. I suppose you could argue that it reduces the need for additional scope, but I have always seen it as icing on the cake, so to speak.

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