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Old 12-02-2018, 23:43   #1
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Anchor Bridle attachment system

I would be very grateful if someone could give me some advice

I am finishing a 40ft Cat being built in Indonesia.

The Anchor locker is at the base of the mast and the anchor is retracted directly into the locker as it is on the New Fountain Pajots (Lucia Helia).

In photos of the FP setup I note that the end of the bridle is drawn into the anchor locker and it appears that the chain runs through a ring/loop/ fitting at the end of the bridle so that the chain can be played out,

Does anyone have photos or an explanation of how this works

If you would prefer you can email me at earl@warwick.hm


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Old 13-02-2018, 23:35   #2
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Re: Anchor Bridle attachment system

On our FP Athena, the bridge is drawn into the anchor locker alongside the chain, and has a snap shackle to attach to the chain. Deploying, the bridge is clipped to an anchor point in the locker, the anchor is deployed with the amount of chain required, clip the bridge to the chain and veer chain until load is on bridge not windlass, dig anchor in, enjoy your favorite tipple.
Retrieving is heave chain until bridge is back in locker, unclip and attach to locker anchor point and then retrieve chain and anchor as normal.
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Greetings and (belated) welcome aboard the CF, landbridge.

Congratulations on your, soon to be, new boat!
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Old 14-02-2018, 04:19   #4
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Re: Anchor Bridle attachment system

In my previous 'bridge' should read 'bridle'. Blasted phone predictive text
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Re: Anchor Bridle attachment system

I've never seen a loop/ring at the end of a bridle through which the anchor chain runs. This would only create a possible hang up.

The bridles i've seen are all like the one described previously. The chain runs freely; the bridle is hooked somewhere to the side/above/away from the chain. Let out the required scope, attach the bridle to a link and let out more till the weight is carried by the bridle, not the windlass.

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On our FP Athena, the bridge bridle is drawn into the anchor locker alongside the chain, and has a snap shackle to attach to the chain. Deploying, the bridge bridle is clipped to an anchor point in the locker, the anchor is deployed with the amount of chain required, clip the bridge bridle to the chain and veer chain until load is on bridge bridle not windlass, dig anchor in, enjoy your favorite tipple.
Retrieving is heave chain until bridge bridle is back in locker, unclip and attach to locker anchor point and then retrieve chain and anchor as normal.
(Auto-correct struck again? ). That's exactly how we do it on the Belize.
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I would be very grateful if someone could give me some advice

I am finishing a 40ft Cat being built in Indonesia.

The Anchor locker is at the base of the mast and the anchor is retracted directly into the locker as it is on the New Fountain Pajots (Lucia Helia).

In photos of the FP setup I note that the end of the bridle is drawn into the anchor locker and it appears that the chain runs through a ring/loop/ fitting at the end of the bridle so that the chain can be played out,

Does anyone have photos or an explanation of how this works

If you would prefer you can email me at earl@warwick.hm


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Maybe this will help. It's from my FP Helia 44 Evo
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