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Old 19-03-2010, 18:33   #46
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I can't use my rollers because they are on the bows and the rode angle from the roller is great. ---
On the other hand, if it is a central roller, doesn't it hunt around?
It will hunt around a bit, but our cat is quite aerodynamic and stays headed into the wind pretty well. We almost never use a bridle.
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It will hunt around a bit, but our cat is quite aerodynamic and stays headed into the wind pretty well. We almost never use a bridle.
My cats have always had a tube front beam. I know they hunt if tied to one bow; they try to sail, as they should.
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Old 20-03-2010, 12:42   #48
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i use lots and lots of firehose--is the best stuff i have ever found since 1990 for preventing abnormal wear and tear on my mooring lines---i use it for 20 of the 25 ft of my lines on my ericson...on my formosa i use 2 bow lines and i use firehose on the areas near and thru the hause holes....is important not to have chafing....firehose works better than even leather, i have found,...leather will wear thru, firehose takes a lot longer to do that....i have used same firehose for 3 yrs now and no sign of chafing on any of it, even when the boat is tightly around the mooring with lengths of self wrapped around the mooring chain....i get mine from a surplus place recommended by the fire dept, as they donot sell used hose nor do they give it away--they return it to this place in san diego wherefrom is possible to purchase--your local fire dept will be able to advise as to where to find it...gooodluck....

forgot to mention--i use a 3 strand line on my ericson 35--i use old legs of old levis for the antichafe thru the chocks---and the firehose for the 20 ft of line that gets wrapped around the mooring chain. my sloop doesnt yaw so much with the bridle as it did with the single line from the bow roller.....gooodluck
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My cats have always had a tube front beam. I know they hunt if tied to one bow; they try to sail, as they should.
Hunting and predatory behaviour, in domestic cats, are deeply rooted instincts. A cat will hunt whether she is hungry or not. The urge to hunt is instinctive, and independent of hunger.

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