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Adjusting Forsheda line snubber

Anyone have experience adjusting those wrap around rubber line snubbers? I have the snubbers on some 3/4 dock line and the snubber seems nearly impossible to move to a different location on the line because the line is so tightly stretched through the end feeds?
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Anyone have experience adjusting those wrap around rubber line snubbers? I have the snubbers on some 3/4 dock line and the snubber seems nearly impossible to move to a different location on the line because the line is so tightly stretched through the end feeds?
I used them at one dock some years back and found that if you use the line size recommended for a particular snubber it becomes jammed and unmovable.
My solution was to use line one or two sizes smaller than the recommended size or conversely use a snubber larger than the line you think is safe for the particular situation. My boat called for 1/2" line and after a while I used snubbers for 5/8' line and had no trouble (and the snubbers lasted longer)
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sounds easy enough, but my current problem is moving the darn thing now that is on the line....the snubber was already on the lines when I purchased the boat.
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sounds easy enough, but my current problem is moving the darn thing now that is on the line....the snubber was already on the lines when I purchased the boat.
Work at it with a marlinspike and needle nose pliers and a good deal of determination and you can work the line free of it.
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