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41972Re: Anchor bridle ideas?

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  • sailor11767
    Mar 7, 2013
      Ken's post was in reference to a catamaran. The cat is very wide, and if the anchor goes to only one hull, it will lay at a nice angle for sailing. The bridle brings the anchor line of force to the center of the boat.

      Harry

      --- In Sabresailboat@yahoogroups.com, JOHN CALLIS <jsts@...> wrote:
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      >
      > Are you saying that an anchor bridle has the ability to stop a boat from
      > sailing at anchor. I was going to get a riding sail for this summer to
      > prevent sailing at anchor, but if this works I will give it a try.
      >
      > Please explain.
      >
      > John
      >
      > On Wed, Mar 6, 2013 at 10:53 PM, Ken Jenkins wrote:
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      > Well you are already one up on me. When we had a catamaran, I used to
      > create a bridle using what the Boy Scouts referred to as a taut line
      > hitch. Never had a problem with it slipping on 3 strand nylon. A
      > kleimheist hitch ought to be much better. Actually, even if it slips, it
      > is not catastrophic as you have one line directly from the anchor to the
      > bow. The only problem is the boat then starts sailing at anchor.
      > Ken Jenkins
      >
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      > Subject: [SabreSailboat] Anchor bridle ideas?
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      >
      > Any fresh ideas for making an anchor bridle?
      >
      > Typically we take a spare line and attach it to the nylon anchor rode
      > with a kleimheist hitch or some fancy knot. I'd feel more comfortable
      > with some kind of mechanical connection (gadget, caribiner, etc.) but
      > these things only seem to be available for attachment to chain rodes.
      > Has anyone come up with unique solutions or products I have overlooked?
      >
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