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Old 30-10-2009, 09:46   #1
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Bridle and Rode Question

Hi Cruisers,

We are in the process of re-doing and replacing all of our ground tackle and since I am so new to all this I have constant questions.. Hopefully soon I will have more knowledge and be able to contribute more..

We are building a new bridle and our everyday anchoring set up will be 60' of 3/8" HT chain attached to 150' of 3/4" line.

With our old setup we were attaching the bridle to the chain with a snap shackle.

With our new setup I want to be able to attach the bridle to the 3/8" line. But I don't know how to make this work well or even if it is safe way to go..

Can I get some ideas on this setup and advice from others that have done this?

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You could use a rolling hitch.............

http://www.animatedknots.com/rolling...matedknots.com
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Thanks Ed,

Looking at that knot for a second time, I'm wondering how I will be able to make it work with since I won't have any rope ends..

I won't have the end of rode and the bridle forms a "V" with each end connected to a bow.

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Make the "V" into a "Y" where the leg of the "Y" is a length of rope and use this to tie a rolling hitch onto the anchor rode.
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I'm guessing you are a Cat? How about just tieing off the rode on one hull and using a line with a large snatch block to the other hull?
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That's a neat solution Cheechako, why didn't it occur to me? Just need to make sure that the snatch block is up to the job.
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Yea if you've got cleats big enough for 3/4" it'll work, they make some big snatch blocks... $$$... but they are rated far above anything the rode is going to see!
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You can also use a second line from the second bow and tie into the rode. I use a bowline as if the loop of the bowline where going to bow one and returning from bow 2. Hard to describe, perhaps you can tell what I'm talking about from my Picasso like drawing!!!
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A prussic (tripple sliding) rolling, or other hitch can be tied on a bight.
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That bowline idea is nice! The snatchblock allows rode to be adjusted in/out ....
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Problem with affixing line to line will be chafe. Need to install some chafing gear so you don't go bump in the night.
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