In other threads I've followed the bridle
length discussions for anchoring
. Good info. My question arises from one of the postings that says
"... the shorter the legs the greater the between-hull compression
So - if I pick up a mooring
, I want to keep the hulls from drifting up and banging into the mooring
buoy. That means I shorten the bridle
legs to just under the length between the hulls.
I have 2 attachment options: 1) to the hard eyes on the very point of the bows about 3ft above the waterline (I use these for my anchor
2) run the bridle legs up through a chock on each side of the crossbeam and then to the FWD mooring cleats
. This allows easy adjustment of each leg.
I had planned to use method #2. I don't like the angle of pull from the hard eyes (option 1) on a shorter bridle (closer to 90 degrees the shorter the bridle leg).
How big a deal is this cross-hull compression
factor anyway? IMO it can't be that big if a deal in anything except tropical storm conditions....?