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Old 15-08-2010, 13:12   #1
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Anchoring Chafe Guard

Is this a good idea? 90-degree elbow 2" Sched 40 PVC conduit?


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What are you using it for?
Chafe guard off the bow.
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How would you get it onto the rode in an anchoring situation......you could probably not leave it on the rode when the anchor was not deployed.
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How would you get it onto the rode in an anchoring situation......you could probably not leave it on the rode when the anchor was not deployed.
I think you could, especially on a rope rode. All chain would be problematic.
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Why not just use a section of hose (old fire hose is great) split down the length and lashed or wire tied in place??? Much easier to deploy and would conform to the rode lead when in place. The 90 would limit the proper lead of the rode as it went from boat to bottom.
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Why not just use a section of hose (old fire hose is great) split down the length and lashed or wire tied in place??? Much easier to deploy and would conform to the rode lead when in place. The 90 would limit the proper lead of the rode as it went from boat to bottom.
I could do that too. I've seen people using PVC pipe as chafe guard, and was thinking about it. The advantages are that you could adjust the nip fairly easily (the chafe guard stays in place), it's cheap, and smooth....

OTOH, I do have a hundred or so feet of old synthetic house line I could cut up. I don't have any better use for it.
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Is this a good idea? 90-degree elbow 2" Sched 40 PVC conduit?
Given it has to be threaded through the PVC before you toss the anchor overboard it seems like something that will just foul things up more than it will help.

Some old fire hose slit and fastened with Velcro would be easier since you put it on over the rode after it's all set and snubbed. Depending on if you use a bridle or not it may be pointless. Myself I use a bridle so the rode over the bow has no load at all. I don't protect the bridle as the fairlead is also a cleat. I don't get stretch at the fairlead.
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Given it has to be threaded through the PVC before you toss the anchor overboard it seems like something that will just foul things up more than it will help.

Some old fire hose slit and fastened with Velcro would be easier since you put it on over the rode after it's all set and snubbed. Depending on if you use a bridle or not it may be pointless. Myself I use a bridle so the rode over the bow has no load at all. I don't protect the bridle as the fairlead is also a cleat. I don't get stretch at the fairlead.

Hmm. Good point.
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I was at a wooden boat show this weekend and spotted someone using pipe insulation like this:

http://www.google.ca/imgres?imgurl=h...:0&tx=63&ty=76

Slits down the side so one can just pop over the line, and the material has enough friction that it appeared to hold it quite securely. Dirt cheap, too. I haven't tried it, but I was fussing around with it and it was more durable than it looked.
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That pipe insulation is nearly useless as a chafe guard on a line or anchor rode. It'll flatten out to nothing the minute there's a bit of weight on it. I use it on my stainless arch where the dink touches when hauled. The stainless leaves burn? or rust marks on the hypalon. It gets flattened but keeps the hypalon from touching the stainless. I also use it on the top of the wheel to protect the leather when I put the boat to bed for the summer. The wheel/pedestal cover can chafe the leather if it blows a lot.
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I have a bit of fire hose and will ship it at cost of shipping only... PM if interested

BTW once a year our dept tests hose... A LOT fails and most gets thrown away... I'll start another thread for those interested.....
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My photograph (just grabbed from a quick Google search) probably doesn't fairly represent it - what I saw wasn't the open-cell foam that I've seen before and which you may be referring to. These were made of a far denser rubber. In any event, like I said, I've never tried them.

Intuitively, as long as the material doesn't tear, it shouldn't matter how much it compresses. I use a leather wrap for my rode, which is obviously very thin, but as long as the abrasion is not against the line itself, it's doing its job.
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That stuff is great to keep your mooring lines floating. If they don't sink when the wind goes light, then they don't wrap on the chain and don't chafe if they don't wrap.

As anti-chafe it's useless.
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