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I would go with a bridle, but with each leg of the bridle attached separately, or two separate snubber lines. The main reason I would do this is for redundancy. If either line chafes through, the other should be able to hold the boat, provided you've attached them to a substantial enough hard point on the boat.—a mooring bitt or large cleat with substantial backing, or preferably tied into the hull structure somehow.
The line should be at least 30', but given the size of your boat, 75' might make more sense. If you have to let out some additional rode, 30' really isn't long enough to accommodate that... where as snubbers that are 75' long would allow you to let out at least 40' additional rode without having to remove the chain hook, which would require you to retreive the rode to get the chain hook off.
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You know what the first rule of sailing is? ...Love. You can learn all the math in the 'verse, but you take
a boat to the sea you don't love, she'll shake you off just as sure as the turning of the worlds. Love keeps
her going when she oughta fall down, tells you she's hurting 'fore she keens. Makes her a home.
—Cpt. Mal Reynolds, Serenity (edited)
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