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Old 27-11-2012, 18:39   #1
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Knot for Attaching Bridle to Rode

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this may seem like a silly question but what is the most efficient knot to tie into anchor rode so that I can attach a bridle?

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Re: Knot for Attaching Bridle to Rode

Anchor rode can be line or chain. Which do you mean?
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Rolling hitch, with a couple of half-hitch chasers. You can use it to tie to chain or rope.
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Sorry! On line
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The the bitter end of the rode is tied to a pad eye in the chain locker. I'd prefer to not untie it

What knot could be tied mid way in the rode to attach the bridle so that I didn't need to untie the bitter end?

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The the bitter end of the rode is tied to a pad eye in the chain locker. I'd prefer to not untie it

What knot could be tied mid way in the rode to attach the bridle so that I didn't need to untie the bitter end?

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You do not have to undo the bitter end to attach a bridle to the line or chain rode... Why do you think you do? There is NO knot on the anchor rode. The knot you tie is from the bridle.

If you mean to put a permanent knot on the anchor rode somehwere, anywhere to attach a bridle... your thinking is wonky and you need to better understand anchoring.
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Rolling hitch, with a couple of half-hitch chasers. You can use it to tie to chain or rope.
A rolling hitch can unfortunately slip under high load. A Klemheist is a better choice (if you have a loop) and is similar to the Icicle Hitch (if you have an end bit).

Edited to add: the loop would attach to the bridle with a shackle, I know its more complicated, but very secure
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Old 27-11-2012, 19:07   #8
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Rolling hitch, with a couple of half-hitch chasers. You can use it to tie to chain or rope.
We do this just make sure you tie it right direction or itust slips. We also run the slacknanchor rhode to a cleat in case simething happens with the knot.
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If you mean to put a permanent knot on the anchor rode somehwere, anywhere to attach a bridle... your thinking is wonky and you need to better understand anchoring.
He wants to tie lines to the main rode in order to form a bridle--on a cat, I assume. I use a rolling hitch, with a couple of half-hitch chasers. On a cat you can have a bridle line semi permanently attached to either bow (I used bow eyes near the waterline for this), keeping the center of this bridle line marked with a piece of tape. Form a loop of about two feet at the piece of tape, and tie the bridle loop to the anchor chain with the rolling hitch. Works a charm. Or you can use two separate lines. Never had a properly tied rolling hitch slip.
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this may seem like a silly question but what is the most efficient knot to tie into anchor rode so that I can attach a bridle?

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Yes re read ur post. DO NOT TIE A KNOT INTO THE ANCHOR RODE.
If you even attempted that, you could not get that knot out in a hurry to get your anchor up. Never do that

Tie the bridle to the rode with a knot.

Chain, use a three stranded (stretchy) line attached to a nice anchor chain 'link hook'. Get the right sized hook based on the size chain you have
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He wants to tie lines to the main rode in order to form a bridle--on a cat, I assume. I use a rolling hitch, with a couple of half-hitch chasers. On a cat you can have a bridle line semi permanently attached to either bow (I used bow eyes near the waterline for this), keeping the center of this bridle line marked with a piece of tape. Form a loop of about two feet at the piece of tape, and tie the bridle loop to the anchor chain with the rolling hitch. Works a charm. Or you can use two separate lines. Never had a properly tied rolling hitch slip.
Doesn't explain having to remove the bitter end to tie the knot..?

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The the bitter end of the rode is tied to a pad eye in the chain locker. I'd prefer to not untie it
What knot could be tied mid way in the rode to attach the bridle so that I didn't need to untie the bitter end?
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Thanks for all the replies!

I've got a permanent rope bridle with a carabiner that I use for clipping into the chain rode.

I'm curious about the best way to attach this to the line rode when I'm anchoring deep and have all the chain out.

I like the idea of having a separate loop of line and tying a klemheist and then clipping the carabiner to this.

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Thanks for all the replies!

I've got a permanent rope bridle with a carabiner that I use for clipping into the chain rode.

I'm curious about the best way to attach this to the line rode when I'm anchoring deep and have all the chain out.

I like the idea of having a separate loop of line and tying a klemheist and then clipping the carabiner to this.

Thanks again
Would not recommend a carabiner to attach to chain. You bend it, you're stuck. Never allow the rode to get fouled or incumbered. The proper chain hook has a slot (size of ur chain) which fits over one link. It easily slpis off when you need it to. Check it out at your local chandelry
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Sorry! On line
If I am on line, I do not use a bridle. I just feed the line over the bow roller and cleat the line.
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Re: Knot for Attaching Bridle to Rode

I use a rolling hitch tied over my three strand rode. The bridle is attached with a couple of carabiners to each ama.
The middle of the bridle has a piece of line about three feet long permanently attached which I use to tie the rolling hitch to the anchor rode.
Works great with no slip.
When I up anchor, I have a couple of nylon hooks on the bridle that clip onto a fitting on the bow rail.
I can sail with the bridle in place and it doesn't drag in the water.
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