[quote]I'm just not into bridals. A single
line snubber can be secured with a rolling hitch, you can easily rig multiples or switch them out in a jiffy, and you can distribute a lot of the movement forward by using a block.
I think the Larry Pardey
and Brian Toss (both professional shiprites for decades and well respected for their knowledge) have identical ways of running snubbers from bowsprits. Personally I'm going to use that as my gold standard rather than just looking around at what other cruising boats are using.
There's talking to other sailors, then there's talking to multi circumnavigators who are professional shiprites.[unquote]
for those with force 50 and formosa
51 and 41s out here--the way i do mine is the way others in our genre have and do do this snubber thing--my shipwright did mine for me, and i have no problem whatsoever.
one CAN use rod rigging
for a bobstay, yes. it wontmake any difference to the bobstay what you use, nor to the boat
. i have seen 3/8 chain as a bobstay on seawolf 41...works great. burly.....
as for snubbing with only on eline--you get what you want out of it, great--i find more stability and less chafe with a bridle.
bridals are for weddings. the bridal suite is a place for honeymoons, not tying a boat to an anchor
the Y shape of a bridle keeps the boat more stable than a single
line--i experimented with this over the time i was moored in coronado...plenty of time to make mods in a mooring/anchor set up. i have use d bridles in moorings and anchoring
for many years. this set up i now have is made by the shipwright who is my repair guy.
this has been proven by more than one soul to actually work
without having to modify your boat.
if you want to sail like pardeys, remove your engine