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  • jack horner
    Mar 9, 2013
      I have on occasion  used a bridle on my 28 when the current is at odds with the wind sometime i circle around the anchor.
       I open up the 3 strand at the water line and splice in another same size line just a couple of tucks 3-4 than pay out both and adjust the  bridle so i don't sail on the anchor..
       I have found letting the wind at the   quarter  helps the boat stand still at anchor..  Lee fla

      From: Ken Jenkins <kjenk3@...>
      To: Sabresailboat@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Thursday, March 7, 2013 7:20 PM
      Subject: RE: [SabreSailboat] Re: Anchor bridle ideas?

      Harry is correct, although I had thought that the use of a bridle on a monohull was to weather cock the boat to the wind when wind and wave directions differ. I seem to recall that it is also supposed to have some effect in reducing sailing at anchor. I have never used a bridle on a monohull so I can’t comment on whether or not this is true. I will note that the cat really rode well to a bridle with virtually no sailing at anchor so we always used a bridle. Also, the windage is much lower on a cat when it is head to wind, so there was a lot less anchor load.

      From: Sabresailboat@yahoogroups.com [mailto: Sabresailboat@yahoogroups.com ] On Behalf Of sailor11767
      Sent: Thursday, March 07, 2013 3:52 PM
      To: Sabresailboat@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: [SabreSailboat] Re: Anchor bridle ideas?
      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.


      --- 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.
      > John
      > 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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