An unfortunate happened at the YC a couple of weeks ago.
pendants are made of 5/8in three strand nylon. The bow cleats
on a new members boat
were to small for this line so he fastened a 1/2in threestrand nylon line to one cleat, passed it through the mooring
pennant eye and then back to another bow cleat. Everything was fine until we had a blow of 20 to 30 kts for a bay and a half. After this time the larger line chafed through the smaller line and the boat
ended on the beach. There was no apparent damage to the mooring pennant.
The question is what type of connection should be made between the bridle
and the mooring pennant???
Would a Prusik not be appropriate or would some other type of knot
be better. (nothing requiring splicing)
Thanks. Cat Nap