Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Northport, NY
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Re: Chain Snubber "tell tale"
It seems that every time you anchor, this snubber is wearing on the snub line in places you can't see.
Any more elasticity in our snub line would just create more movement of the boat. I can't for the life of me see any improvement on a properly sized nylon spring line with chafe gear at the boat and a proper chain hook in the chain.
KISS has always been considered a pretty good idea around boats.
Cap... this is a very simple system... no different from YOUR snubber except it includes the "tell tale" mooring compensator. There is no additional movement.. a slight twist which shortens the line a few inches. No additional chafe. In fact leading the snubber line over the bow roller reduces chafe.
I added a float which can be handy of you have to leave your anchor and dive down and retrieve it later.... it will serve as a marker buoy.
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