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Old 30-03-2008, 10:25   #16
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The polyurethane material that I am currently using has been used during hurricanes as a mooring line as well as a pendant or snubber. The boats stayed put while all others were lost. This is what sold me. The thing cost 500 bucks and is worth every penny.
500 Bucks for a snubber?? Sorry, I like good ground tackle but that's ridiculous!! $30 for nylon line, $5 for some hose for chafing gear, and $16 for a stainless chain hook will do me. If you want to spend the $500 bucks wisely buy a good anchor like a Manson Supreme. $500 should get you a good sized one.
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Thanks Swan 37. I just picked up a Shockle at the Defender Sale and the videos on the web site help illustrate how it works. Very useful.
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Gord's picture of a moorings compensator has been around for a long time, but most folks that have used them quit because in the end they caused more damage to the lines than the benefits they offered.
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Old 30-03-2008, 11:22   #19
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but most folks that have used them quit .
What do you use?

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Old 30-03-2008, 12:52   #20
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Good nylon line is all you need. You can splice a chain hook on the end if you like or use a rolling hitch to attach it to the chain.
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Old 30-03-2008, 13:13   #21
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The shockle looks interesting but would not work with my windlass.
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Old 30-03-2008, 13:15   #22
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What is the damage to the line from a compensator?
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Old 30-03-2008, 15:43   #23
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Pictures, Hazelett snubber

The pictures show the snubber as delivered except for the chain hook.
The point of this discussion is to point out that there is a better product out there. I fully expect that some will say it is not worth it.
Our travels have taken us up most of the coast of Maine and we do not have the option to head home before the storm.
A complete anchor system is a combination of every link, shackel, line,cleat and oh yes the anchor. A failure in any one element can and will cost you your boat or life.
Yes I did use a nylon line for a while. The thing made such a racket from stretching and squeeking that I couldnt sleep. My reaction was , there has got to be a better way. What I have found is quieter softer and safer.
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Seen these things? Called Elasto compensator's.

I've had a pair on my mooring lines for a couple of years and are a bit of a fan of them now. Put one in a snubber and it's a real soft ride.
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GMac,

Do you have to tie knots for using these?
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If I was going to for out money I would like to habe a look at these versitle lil devils:
Bungy a snubber/mooring compensator from Aronowitsch & Lyth AB - Best in test

Bungy Snubber. It can be clipped on and off a line and can double as a shock absorber for jybing. Cost is fine singley, but of course you need a box full of them! BUNGY (2-pack) 16.10 Euros!

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We use 3/8" 3 strand nylon and rolling half hitches when I can't find the Acco chain hook.
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Do you have to tie knots for using these?
Either a know or I've seen some set-up using Turks Head or a similar stopper.

Those thing Mark linked to aren't bad but don't have much travel. I think you'd need a few to give a good amount of stretched length.
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this is a rookie question and a little off topic but where are most people tying off there anchor rode or chain after the snubber deck cleat or whinch right now i have 150 ft of chain to 150 ft of rode(line) and cleat it at the deck . what are people do for all chain?
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Limmer, in many cases in clement conditions the chain will be on the gypsy and any loading will be transferred to the windlass, clement conditions being the key word. others of us will automatically set up a snubber as a matter of choice so you are not faced with having to set one up in the middle of the night. I belay mine to a bollard set behind the windlass.
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