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When setting from the stern, don't forget that 75% throttle ahead has a lot more force than 75% throttle astern (assuming fixed blade prop).
As for the force on the snatch block, I don't think it's an issue. The way I understood it, the lazy rode will not be putting any load on the block, it's just acting as a fair lead to keep the angle on the slack road low enough to avoid fouling the underbody of the boat.
When the wind/current shifts, the lazy road becomes the working road, but the pull on the road is straight (i.e. it does not deflect around the turn of the block) so there is no load on the snatch block. Does this make sense?
Here I am assuming a combination chain/rope road.
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Pacific Seacraft Crealock 31 #62
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