Originally Posted by Rick
Good anchor gear, good sails.
The snubber thimble is shackled to a stainless U-bolt backed up through the stem of the boat and presented no opportunity for chaffe. The ½ inch S/S U-bolt was strapped athwartships with S/S to keep side thrust from allowing movement in the stem.
Can you explain this setup via a drawing or etc? I basically use a similar setup with chain and nylon line and a snubber using a bridle
tied to the rode with a prusik knot
. I have 80 ft of 3/8 BBB chain with 5/8 inch 3 strand spliced into the last link with a eye splice(no insert) rather than the back splice that you're using. Not much difference in the two except that I thought that keeping the 3 strand in tact through the end link might be more resistance to chafe vs the need to seperate the strands when doing the back splice. The bridle
is 1/2 inch double braid and attaches to the boat through the starboard and port hawse and then to forward deck cleats
. I could lead the snubber to the sampson post, but this would put about a 90 degree angle on the line and I want a fair a lead as possible to avoid chafe. Great information BTW!