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The other problem is that we keep the boat on a mooring and the mooring lines chafe on the anchor if we install it.
Bob and Linda
Remove the anchor from the roller when on the mooring. This is a very common cause of pendants parting in storms. We have over 1200 boats in our anchorage and after each storm I try to view as many of the grounded boats as possible. Surprisingly many of the pendants are NOT parted at the bow chock but rather where the anchor chafed it. I only live down the street from my boat and the anchor comes off and goes in the locker when she is on the mooring. Generally speaking changing the roller will not help prevent chafe in a storm when the bow is pitching three or four feet up and down.
You're not the only one with these issues but one of the few with the common sense to actually consider the potential problems..
-Maine Sail / CS-36T
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Last edited by Maine Sail; 06-06-2010 at 07:42 PM.