Originally Posted by Nomad Willy
I’ve been using Brait (assuming it’s “8 plait) ... is it?
I have and use a horizontal capstan to weigh my anchors. And I’ve alway had a problem w the line pulling to port. To such an extent that it’s all I can do to keep the line from jumping off the drum. Then, of course it ties itself in a knot.
Does anyone know if my problem has anything to do w my using the Brait?
Brait is "grabby" on the drum, less ability to slip across the face of the drum since it has more surface area coming into contact with the drum. The line on the drum forces the line (to port on your drum) since it can't slip. Most lines under load won't slip very well across the drum, which is why the chainwheel that can also handle line would be preferred.