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Re: Anchor rode keeps wrapping around fin keel - can we prevent it?

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If you attach a snubber to the anchor chain and once deployed you let extra chain out, doesn't it accomplish the same thing?
I'm having a hard time imagining how a snubber would keep the rode clear of the keel.

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Anchor rode keeps wrapping around fin keel - can we prevent it?

Barquito: if I attach a 15 ft 3 strand line onto my anchor chain and cleat it off -a snubber- then let out 10 feet or more of chain it would tend to keep the snubber line stay almost vertical at the bow avoiding any wrap. Just saying ....
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Re: Anchor rode keeps wrapping around fin keel - can we prevent it?

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Hi all,
We are in an estuary with a 3 knot tidal current, and twice in the last two days we have had our rode wrap around our fin keel necessitating fancy acrobatics to disentangle it. We keep the tiller lashed amidships and drag out dinghy out behind us, and we have some awnings on deck that provide a small amount of windage. Has anybody else had this problem? Can anyone suggest strategies to prevent it from recurring?
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use a second anchor with a few feet of chain rode on both and it will never happen again
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Re: Anchor rode keeps wrapping around fin keel - can we prevent it?

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Barquito: if I attach a 15 ft 3 strand line onto my anchor chain and cleat it off -a snubber- then let out 10 feet or more of chain it would tend to keep the snubber line stay almost vertical at the bow avoiding any wrap. Just saying ....
I can see, now, how this could work. As long as the loop of chain is long and low enough to clear the keel. That is a good idea.

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