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Old 25-10-2014, 17:47   #31
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Re: My latest invention, a free gift to multihull Owners

We have big mooring cleats well far forward with fairleads on the hull edge. The line does not touch the gelcoat. I have a piece of webbing tube over the bridle that I slide to cover the line where it goes through the fairlead. We have quite a bit of extra bridle line coiled up nearby (really hardly ever use it). If we want to let more out, just pull it off the cleat and ease it out.
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Old 25-10-2014, 21:03   #32
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Re: My latest invention, a free gift to multihull Owners

The problem of 'letting out more chain ' , bridle on and Wind powerful !. The idea of using cleats and long bridle arms has merit but if I were ' caught bending '. i'd probably need , say 50 feet or more of chain . Hopefully , this would be a very rare moment , so in emergency ,I would cut the bridle loose and then rig an emergency bridle , chain hook and a pair of Nylon lines. That would be the last resort before unbolting the chain and , hopefully , motoring away. I think that to have a plan is like having insurance - probably never need it if you've got it !
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Old 26-10-2014, 02:09   #33
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Re: My latest invention, a free gift to multihull Owners

Yeah bob that was my plan, cut and reattach a temporary bridle. I do like neko's idea as well.
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Re: My latest invention, a free gift to multihull Owners

kinda thought the point of the hook having an open back was that if you needed to let out more chain you just took up the slack on the chain with the anchor winch, uncleated the snubber, and gave it a flick and it fell off, and then you let out more chain ... I know it's never that simple ... but ...
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