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  1. #1
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    Default Victory Chain Hook

    any one used a Victory Chain Hook on their snubber when anchoring?
    If so, opinions please.

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    Default Re: Victory Chain Hook

    I dont know if my very well used hook is a Victory, but it is always used to keep the load off the windlass.

    I would not wish to be without it, or something very similar.

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    Default Re: Victory Chain Hook

    If you mean this sort of thing, then yes: often.

    https://www.force4.co.uk/stainless-s...SABEgKVbvD_BwE

    But I bought it second-hand many years ago at a bargain price. If I didn't have it, I would just use a rolling hitch.
    " Brexit is like watching a library being burned down by people who can't read"

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    Default Re: Victory Chain Hook

    I think you need to define or illustrate what is a 'Victory' chain hook. Most marine chain hooks on chandler shelves are rubbish.

    https://www.practical-sailor.com/iss...d_12156-1.html

    Note the little gate on the stainless clevis pin chain hook -Simple and stops the chain falling out

    Jonathan
    Last edited by Neeves; 13-06-19 at 17:04.

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    Default Re: Victory Chain Hook

    Always, except for a lunch-stop in quiet conditions. I would qualify that by saying that this only applies since I have had a windlass, the last 20 years.
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    Default Re: Victory Chain Hook

    The 'Victory' chain hook looks a bit more complicated and expensive than my 'normal' chain hook. Is it supposed to have some sort of advantage?
    I use mine every time I anchor even if on only a short strop to prevent the chain 'rumbling' on the bow roller.

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    Default Re: Victory Chain Hook

    And as it is easy for me to link:

    https://www.sailmagazine.com/cruisin...r-snubber-tips

    Jonathan

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    Default Re: Victory Chain Hook

    Try a soft shackle.
    There are many options for the chain to snubber attachment, but a soft shackle is hard to beat.

    It will not fall off.
    It will not jam.
    It will not cause any damage to chain galvanising.
    It will not cause a point loading on the chain.
    Easy to attach/detach, even one handed.
    Can be cut in an emergency.
    Inexpensive, especially if you make your own.
    Quiet.

    The biggest drawback is chafe. A soft shackle will need replacing after 300-500 nights at anchor.

    As soft shackles have numerous applications, if you find you do not like the solution it is likely the soft shackle can used elsewhere.

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    Default Re: Victory Chain Hook

    Quote Originally Posted by Neeves View Post
    I think you need to define or illustrate what is a 'Victory' chain hook. Most marine chain hooks on chandler shelves are rubbish.

    https://www.practical-sailor.com/iss...d_12156-1.html

    Note the little gate on the stainless clevis pin chain hook -Simple and stops the chain falling out

    Jonathan
    Google!
    https://victory-products.com/products/ch2303

    There are a bunch or requirements of a good attachment, for me:
    * Can attach or remove from tight chain.
    * Match working load of snubber (may be less than chain WL).
    * Locking.

    I would like:
    * One hand.
    * Will feed over roller.

    I've never found a product that does all of these. It think the victory hook may fail three (not locking, can't remove from tight chain, will fall off going over roller). I like locking hooks that I can do with one hand, but none feed easily over a roller. I like soft shackles, but they take two hands. A prusik sling does all of these and is dead cheap to replace.

    Sometimes I use a locking hook, sometimes a soft shackle, and sometimes a pruisk sling.
    Last edited by thinwater; 14-06-19 at 00:48.

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    Default Re: Victory Chain Hook

    In Europe a few versions are available, from different makers: one of them locks with a chain under tension, which can be a nuisance. Sorry cannot help which is which but despite their being almost identical there are these differences, maybe check beforehand.
    oh no, yet another sailing blog
    http://sybrancaleone.blogspot.com/

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