Chain hook snubbing V bridle with LIROS Anchorplait/Octoplait Nylon
Anchor Snubber Bridles absorb the shock load when the anchor chain pulls tight.
Chain snubbing bridles prevent potentially damaging anchor loads from reaching your windlass.
The V bridle can be set up using the port and starboard mooring fairleads/cleats avoiding use of the stemhead roller.
Essential for anchoring in all conditions.
Anchor Chain Snubbing Guidelines:
Length - as long as practicable (5 or 6 metres is quite common) with a minimum 3 metres tail (leg) length
Tail length is defined as the distance from the centre eye splice to the end of the line in each direction
e.g. a bridle with 3m legs will be 6m long when pulled out straight with a centre eye splice in the middle.
Strength - similar to your Anchor Chain and Warp
The shock absorption qualities of the snubber will increase with greater length and reduced diameter.
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:
8 strand construction (2 pairs left hand, 2 pairs right hand) gives a balanced performance and no twist under tension.
Flakes like chain.
Spliceable to chain
Anchorplait is the rope that won't cockle.
High strength and abrasion resistance.
Retains flexibility throughout working life.
> 20% working load stretch provides excellent shock absorption.
LIROS Break Load: 10mm 2400kg ~ 12mm 3300kg ~ 14mm 4400kg ~ 16mm ~ 5600kg ~ 18mm 7000kg - 20mm 8140kg ~ 24mm 11800kg ~ 28mm 15000kg ~ 32mm 20000kg
Octoplait, White LIROS article 01058
Anchorplait, White with distinctive easy splice markers LIROS article 01058JG
8mm DIN766 calibrated anchor chain can be identified by measuring the overall length of 10 links as approximately 250mm.