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Old 14-06-2021, 13:13   #1
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Sources for a new anchor Bridle

I know mantus makes them already with the loops at Both ends but I haven’t really seen any other sources out there. I was thinking I could order 25 feet of 1 inch line with loops at either end from a line and rope company.


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Re: Sources for a new anchor Bridle

https://www.westmarine.com/RiggingSe...gging-Services

or if you've got some time learning to splice can be very satisfying and is not that hard, particularly for 3 strand nylon that works well for a bridle.
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or if you've got some time learning to splice can be very satisfying and is not that hard, particularly for 3 strand nylon that works well for a bridle.
I didn’t know that west marine offered those services.

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https://www.miamicordage.com/

These guys ended up having what I needed at a good price.
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Re: Sources for a new anchor Bridle

I'll recommend Mantus. When I innocently noted on this forum that the stainless eye on tthe brdle seemed to be showing corrosion damage of some type, Greg (Mantus owner) immediately contacted me and replaced the bridle at no charge (including the shipping).

I like that kind of customer service
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Re: Sources for a new anchor Bridle

Here in Australia I found a person who made ropes/lines etc to order. I measured up what I wanted, placed the order and got exactly what I wanted. Too hard for me to make myself, even though I can put loops in thinner ropes. Sure there must be someone in USA who will do and mail to you.
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Re: Sources for a new anchor Bridle

It's rope and a few splices.
An hour and a couple of beers.
Why pay stupid money for something so simple?
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Re: Sources for a new anchor Bridle

Most chandleries offer splicing service AND you can buy 3 strand docklines prespliced just ask locally. splicing is really easy. Three strand takes a bit of practise to get the first tucks looking right. Double braid is pretty much the easiest thing to splice out there.
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It's rope and a few splices.
An hour and a couple of beers.
Why pay stupid money for something so simple?
Interesting. What is “stupid money” to you?

For an extra 50 bucks I get a professional product instead of an obvious DIY rig. I can live with the label.
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Interesting. What is “stupid money” to you?

For an extra 50 bucks I get a professional product instead of an obvious DIY rig. I can live with the label.
This
https://www.marineinnovations.com.au...mantus-bridle/

$500 for several metres of nylon and a few splices
I bought a full 100metre roll of 20mm nylon a few months back for a hell of a lot less.

And obvious DIY?
Why would it be obvious?
Do you really think Mantus are the only ones that can do a simple eye splice?
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Re: Sources for a new anchor Bridle

I think I was about 10 when I learned to splice 3-strand.


I spliced my first cat bridle on the first evening of our delivery trip, right after dinner. The supplied bridle was polyester and the ride was a little rough. I grabbed some surplus 3-strand on board and made it while watching a movie. Relaxing.
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I have this downloaded onto my tablet for reference along with various other "boat service" videos.
Best one I have found

https://youtu.be/QeYBkMCQ8WY
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https://www.marineinnovations.com.au...mantus-bridle/

$500 for several metres of nylon and a few splices
I bought a full 100metre roll of 20mm nylon a few months back for a hell of a lot less.

And obvious DIY?
Why would it be obvious?
Do you really think Mantus are the only ones that can do a simple eye splice?

You are being a bit disingenuous regarding the mantus bridle. It includes SS shackles, SS eye thimbles, chafe guards and is medium listed at $384
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You are being a bit disingenuous regarding the mantus bridle. It includes SS shackles, SS eye thimbles, chafe guards and is medium listed at $384
Not disingenuous at all.
That's the size I need.
It says $498 to $578
A couple of thimbles and rated shackles are $40, I know, I buy them when I do my snubbers.

I bought a 100m roll of 3 strand nylon for $150, admittedly a good buy, but even at full retail , still less than the snubber from Mantus and enough for a lifetime supply and some.

Even if I went to a rope supplier and got them to do it, the last 10 metre length of nylon I got from them was $50 - thimbles were $8 and a splice would probably be $20.
You do the math.
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