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Old 06-06-2013, 21:50   #46
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Re: Bridle Chafing on Bobstay

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My boat does not have an actual bobstay, as my headsail is not attached to the end of the pulpit. But I do have a rather long pulpit and it is supported by a 1" SS rod.

Could the wire bobstay be replaced by a SS rod or tube? I have 2 hauseholes for the bridle snubber and when sawing back and forth at anchor the bridle does rub against the SS tube with zero effect.
A solid rod bob stay will bend when you run into something and that ends up putting in a permanent bend. A wire stay gives and will not take a bend. You don't want a bent bob stay
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A solid rod bob stay will bend when you run into something and that ends up putting in a permanent bend. A wire stay gives and will not take a bend. You don't want a bent bob stay
I just make it a habit to not run into things.
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A solid rod bob stay will bend when you run into something and that ends up putting in a permanent bend. A wire stay gives and will not take a bend. You don't want a bent bob stay
Easy fix for you...don't leave the dock
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Re: Bridle Chafing on Bobstay

[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.
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Re: Bridle Chafing on Bobstay

Chain has been mentioned as a bob stay material. Talk about a weak link, it's like having a fuse in your standing rigging. You have all this wire rated at 10,000lbs or something then you put a piece chain rated at 4,000 lbs. To some it looks salty and cheap but why would you do this?
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