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Old 19-07-2005, 23:08   #16
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delmarrey, you made me chuckle, flying that last little flag. Let's all hold our courses, and try to put up with each other.
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Old 14-07-2008, 19:42   #17
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He Greg, what did you end up doing with your bidle? I think I am going to run an eyebolt through my cross beam in place of the bolt that secures it. It will save me having to remove the shore lines from the cletes.
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Bob Oram told me of a chafe prevention measure he has used with some success. You can buy lengths of woven kevlar sleeving for hydraulic hoses on earth moving equipment - it's used to protect them from chafing - and fit it over the snubbers/bridles. It can be obtained in many sizes, and can even be stitched to the rope to hold it in place.
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Old 15-07-2008, 01:00   #19
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Good idea! But where do you buy this more or less "special stuff"?
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Old 15-07-2008, 01:37   #20
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Try here:

https://www.wirecare.com/products.as...KV&prodline=ES
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Old 15-07-2008, 02:22   #21
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Thank you very much indeed!
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Greg,
Dave of Maxingout has a sister ship to yours and has fabricated beatifull chainplates to anchor the bridle. They can be seen here.
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Old 15-07-2008, 10:03   #23
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He Greg, what did you end up doing with your bidle? I think I am going to run an eyebolt through my cross beam in place of the bolt that secures it. It will save me having to remove the shore lines from the cletes.
Hi Keith, I mounted a heavy duty pad eye just forward of the cross beam on the inside of both hulls. I believe the pad eye was made by Shaefer and was rated for about 5,000 lb working load. They attach with four 3/8" stainless bolts. I put a starboard backing plate on the inside after building up a couple layers of mat/woven roving set in West epoxy. The mounting location inside (in the forward storage areas) was not foam cored so I didn't have to route out any coring. I think your idea may work as well and is easier to do. Just be careful that there is no load on the bolts when you pull them out to replace with eye bolts.
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Old 15-07-2008, 10:15   #24
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Check out this site for a good way of anchoring.
ALMOST NEVER FAIL CATAMARAN ANCHORING SYSTEM WITH A BUEGEL ANCHOR*** Exit Only performed the first half of her circumnavigation

I'm a new cat sailor, and tried this method to work very well.
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Dave of Maxingout has a sister ship to yours and has fabricated beatifull chainplates to anchor the bridle. They can be seen here.
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Thanks Mike & Dave. Very informative.

Keith, Check out the link above. According to Maxingout, it may not be prudent to use eyebolts on cross bow.
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Snatch block and bitts for bridle.

Following Jim Brown's advise to lead the bridle through a pair of big snatch blocks will all but eliminate chafe at the bows.

Taking a couple of turns around a mooring bitt will eliminate all of the hard turns on a cleat which become chafe points as that nylon rode stretches and contracts.

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Currently we have our bridle attached to the bow cleats. It works OK, but the lines rub on the gelcoat and will eventually go though it. I was thinking about putting large u-bolts thru each bow and attach bridle to them. Not sure the bows are structurally built to handle them (Privilege 37). It would also be nice to put the u-bolts down low so we could reduce the amount of scope needed on anchor rode, but if they are too low, they will catch water when we are plowing into a head sea. How do other cruisers rig their bridles?? Are u-bolts a good idea or is there a better way to attach bridle?? Thanks for your ideas.
i had the same problem and found a way round without fitting more hardware - have an engineer with a folder shape you 2 "soft " 90 deg angles in 3 mm stainless about 4/500mm long and bond them onto the inner hull deck edges so the bridle rolls up and down it . its worked on my cat for 7 years no chafe , and it means you can use the original fwd cleats which are already re-enforced . good luck .
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Sorry, I can´t follow your suggestion. You have a picture or drawing?
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I'm suprised that DAVE of maxingout hasn't posted here on his website maxingout.com I believe that he shows how he did their anchor bridle on their circumnav.
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