Okay, I'm going to try to attach a couple of pictures of my bow and windlass
. I have foward chocks...and my bow cleats
are really more forward beam cleats
. But I do have the samson
post. I usually have my bow lines now around the post and out the chocks so I can use my forward cleats as spring lines. So...as you can see, I have a double roller. Our plow is attached to the windlass
, the danforth's rode
is in a second locker, manual only. There is a locking mechanism there, basically looks like an allan wrench that screws through a link to hold the chain in place. But I wouldn't want that little thing to hold much tension. (would I?)
So ya'll are saying I should set my anchor
, screw in the locking screw, then let out enough more chain to wrap back around to the post? Am I still following?
If I use the bridle
, do I tie off to the samson
post or the bow cleats? is one option better/worse than the other? The bridle
method surely has to hang below the bowsprit
(like in the picture above)...not follow the rode
through the rollers. Only the snubber would follow over the roller...yes?
I know I must sound like an idiot...but seeing as the anchoring
technique is so important...I need to make sure I don't have any extra questions!
Thanks again...(hoping the pictures attach)