Chain Snubbing Bridles

Jimmy Green V shaped Anchor Chain Snubbing Bridles provide an excellent shock absorbing solution where the forward deck layout or the stem head and bow roller design/dimensions are not conducive to the successful arrangement of...

Jimmy Green V shaped Anchor Chain Snubbing Bridles provide an excellent shock absorbing solution where the forward deck layout or the stem head and bow roller design/dimensions are not conducive to the successful arrangement of a single snubbing line.

Custom Build a chain snubbing bridle to access your mooring cleats via the port and starboard forward fairleads. The bridle will share the load between two cleats with a choice of Chain Hook/Grab/Gripper - spliced and whipped to your own bespoke requirements by the Jimmy Green Rigging Team.

Anchor Chain Snubbing V Bridle Custom Build Instructions

LIROS Anchorplait White Nylon Article 01058JG - 100% Nylon (Polyamide) manufactured exclusively by LIROS Ropes for Jimmy Green Marine with the Jimmy Green designed Easy Splice Markers.

UV stabilised, excellent weathering and wear resistance properties.

The 8 strand construction (2 pairs left hand, 2 pairs right hand) gives a balanced performance and no twist under tension.

Anchorplait is the rope that won't cockle. In fact it flakes like chain.

Ideal for use as a snubbing bridle as it will stay supple for the duration of it's working life.

LIROS Break Load: 10mm 2400kg ~ 12mm 3300kg ~ 14mm 4400kg ~ 16mm ~ 5600kg ~ 18mm 7000kg - 20mm 8140kg ~ 24mm 11800kg ~ 28mm 15000kg ~ 32mm 20000kg

Jimmy Green V Shaped Anchorplait Bridles, important features and information:

  • A Jimmy Green V shaped bridle is based on the Anchorplait centre eye splice (with or without a thimble/chain hook).
  • The bridle consists of a continuous line, made into a soft loop around the eye of a fitting or formed around a hard thimble eye with a brummel locking tuck splice.
  • The strength of the bridle is therefore not reliant on a Y Joining Splice i.e. splicing two separate ropes together.
  • The maximum angle of deployment must always be set up with caution but the centre eye splice is much less prone to failure at a wider than optimum angle than any joining splice between two separate ropes.
  • It is not possible to successfully put a centre eye splice in a rope of 3 strand construction.
  • The strength (diameter) of the strop should be comparable with your main anchor rode.
  • Splicing retains far more of the rope strength than tying a knot - knots can reduce the break load by as much as 50% while a professional splice will generally retain approximately 80-85% of the original load capacity (this percentage does vary with the rope and splice construction).
  • Each tail of a Jimmy Green snubbing bridle should be approximately 3 metres to 10 metres in length - the longer it is, the more it will stretch
  • Adding a mooring compensator will increase the elasticity of the strop - this extra shock absorbing capacity could be utilised to reduce the length of the line.
  • Adding anti-chafe webbing will protect the line where it leads over the bow roller, through the stem fitting and where it may come into any abrasive contact from there to the strongpoint.

Jimmy Green Guide to taking the shock load off your windlass and chain Anchor Snubbing