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Webbing can be very strong, I think 1" stuff is rated more than my shackles but webbing does not like abrasion. That is the only down side I know of.
You may still want to use a snubber line with webbing if it really doesnt stretch, as the forces get nasty when a chain is shock loaded. Of course with 275 feet of chain you might not have to use the webbing much.
We will be headed north some time next month, Alaska only if the weather gods make it easy otherwise just up the coast, maybe desolation sound, maybe not but since we haven't been can't really say how much rode you will really need.
Edit: I'm not sure I like the idea of webbing for this use. On my boat I would expect some chafing, which I could protect it from but have you ever seen webbing under load? It is really fragile stuff, if it was to rub up against anything sharp unprotected it would part in an instant. Which would be at the height of the storm I'm sure.
Also a 60 lb bruce is a pretty serious anchor much bigger than my system. What size webbing? One inch webbing with a WLL of 3,000lbs or so might not be enough, what is your shackles rated for? (they are my weak point so I try to have everything better than them). I would think you want webbing larger than that.
Have faith that the oceans are going to rise and flood the world, that plague and pestilence brought on by Climate Change is going to punish us for not believing. Please do as they say it is our only hope. :P
Last edited by Architeuthis; 04-17-2010 at 10:59 PM.