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  1. #1
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    Default Do you use an anchor snubber?

    How many of you regularly use an anchor snubber? This is a good warning for anyone who doesn't...



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    Default Re: Do you use an anchor snubber?

    Surely the primary mistake was letting the windlass brake take the strain instead of making off the chain to a samson post or cleat?
    Last edited by Poignard; 16-10-19 at 14:08.
    "Brexit: like watching a library being burned down by people who can't read"

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    Default Re: Do you use an anchor snubber?

    Not securing the chain to a cleat doesn't seem very seamanlike - I wonder what the Insurance Company will make of a claim.
    Well played plucky England

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    Default Re: Do you use an anchor snubber?

    It has always been received wisdom not to leave the chain secured only by the brake/clutch. It doesn't have to be a snubber however. A chain stopper or chain hook is fine, provided that it is securely fastened to a strong point. It's also a good thing to have the bitter end made fast. I expect these guys have learned a lot in a short time.

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    Default Re: Do you use an anchor snubber?

    Mate of mine had his windlass ripped from the platform by not using a snubber, the two rear studs stripped out of the alloy casing. I use a fairly long snubber from one deck cleat and a second short one from the other cleat to the chain above deck, don't like cleating chain as shock loadings can rip cleats out.

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    Default Re: Do you use an anchor snubber?

    Pay attention at the back of the class !!

    http://www.ybw.com/forums/showthread...oring-heads-up

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    Default Re: Do you use an anchor snubber?

    A snubber cuts down noise a lot, I always use one if spending the night at anchor.
    Moody 39- Deb 33- Wayfarer- Wanderer

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    Default Re: Do you use an anchor snubber?

    Quote Originally Posted by Halcyon Yachts View Post
    How many of you regularly use an anchor snubber?
    I do, but have often had strange looks from crew members!
    Cynical Scottish very nearly retired engineer who sails a Gib'Sea 96.

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    Default Re: Do you use an anchor snubber?

    Unless it’s calm lunchtime stop then yes every time. But seeing recent posts about having a backup to the snubber before relying on the clutch I will go back to putting a turn of the slack chain around a cleat too.

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    Default Re: Do you use an anchor snubber?

    Yes, always. (except as in 9 above)
    3 strand nylon rope around 16mm to bow deck cleat, and it has one of those black rubber stretchy things in it on the outboard side and a chain hook. Can't find a pic. but I am sure you can visualise.

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