Originally Posted by camaraderie
Giu...the rubber things are called snubbers here. I saw the spring things in the caribe for the first time with chain running from one end to the dock and then rope to the boat from the other end. Didn't understand the need or purpose of the chain. Is that how it is done where you are?
Cam, over here we don't use the chain, its all rope, and the snubber and/or spring. I have never seen the chain istallation. Could it be to keep it snug with the chain's wieght??
The snuber/chain is only used on the bow to finger rope, and on the stern to finger rope. The springs and other cross ropes are straight but not too tight.