A little background: Right now I have a Capri
22 and have done a lot of day sailing
but that's about it. We have a couple of little anchorages
around so would like to do a couple of overnights but the only thing I haven't done much with this boat
. Being a small boat
, it doesn't have any kind of line feed or center cleat on the front, therefore you have to cleat the anchor
line to one of the bow cleats
that are set a decent way back. This caused the boat
to sail quite a bit. This caused me to look into bridles, but I'd rather not $130 for something I think I could make for $20 (and is way oversized for this boat).
Would it be possible to tie a bridle
either into the middle of the anchor line or tie a separate line to create one and shackle them together? I don't have a breadth of knots down but am trying to pick some up as I go. Just glancing through some webpages the only one I found that would be useful would be the Alpine Butterfly. Do one ahead of time and mark equal distances on both sides for where to cleat each one. Then either tie the anchor line to that loop or just tie another one in the anchor line, shackle the two together, and have secure the rest of the rope
as a fail-safe.
This may be a ton of overkill, but it should work
. The only thing keeping me nervous is I can't find that knot
referenced anywhere related to boating
. Am I way overthinking this?