41972Re: Anchor bridle ideas?
- Mar 7, 2013Ken'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.
--- In Sabresailboat@yahoogroups.com, JOHN CALLIS <jsts@...> wrote:
> 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.
> On Wed, Mar 6, 2013 at 10:53 PM, Ken Jenkins wrote:
> 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
> From: Sabresailboat@yahoogroups.com
> [mailto:Sabresailboat@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of JohnF
> Sent: Wednesday, March 06, 2013 1:26 PM
> To: Sabresailboat@yahoogroups.com
> Subject: [SabreSailboat] Anchor bridle ideas?
> 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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