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post #7 of Old 04-26-2019
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Re: Chain Snubber "tell tale"

I've seen those used on dock lines for half a century or so and didn't think them a particularly good idea for that purpose, so I can't see using one on a snub line.
I just do not see the plus.
As for anchoring, if one throws the proper amount of heavy metal in the water, a well-designed anchor like a Rocna should do its job. At least it has for us for nearly 4 years, and we only back down if Med mooring or in a flat calm, so we can lay the chain for the expected wind.

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