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Old 26-12-2010, 20:44   #31
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Originally Posted by donradcliffe View Post
Here is a pretty good explanation of snubbers Snubbers (Rocna Knowledge Base) the whole idea is that when your boat pulls the chain tight (either by wave action or when the boat sails back and forth in strong winds) the snubber will stretch and reduced the maximum load on the anchor.

If a nylon rode is spliced into your chain it will serve the same purpose as a separate snubber if you let out nylon to at least half the length of your boat. However, if you let out more nylon than the depth of the water, you may have problems with the rode chafing on rocks etc.
Have a mate that uses a system similar. He has 60' of chain on 5/8" mulyi-plat.
He attempts to anchor in 5 fathoms, drops the hook until all the chain settles on the ground extended, then pulls up a foot or two to lift the connection off the mud.
Seems to work very well for him.

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