I have noticed something about the replies from folks who get along fine without a snubber. Most anchor
in deeper water
Without getting too technical- for a given scope
, say 5 , the caternary becomes more effective as the depth
I had personal experience with this one night when forced to anchor
in 25 ft. of water and no snubber. The ride was much smoother even with 20 to 30 kts wind
Normally I look for a shallow spot 5 to 10 feet. The snubber is a life saver on my boat which can swing a lot. without the snubber the boat will sail up and turn sideways to the wind
, then jerk back on the rode
. This is real noisy and creates high shock loads.
The snubber I use does not rub or twist the line. It's just a straight pull and it stretches. the material is polyurethane
. The idea is that this device will perform and survive when conditions go way bad. The dock
line snubbers that I have seen look like they will melt themselves or the line used to wrap around them in a long hard blow when used for an anchor snubber.
GMac- how are the rings rigged up?