Home :: ANCHOR SNUBBER

ANCHOR SNUBBER

We now offer a simpler, easier anchor snubber from CS Johnson Marine! Click Here!


An anchor snubber is a bridle used to take the strain of the chain rode.  This reduces wear on your boat from the chain and also acts as a shock absorber and silences the chain.  Using 3-strand nylon line (drop a note or call us for prices), splice 2 eye loops to go around your port and starboard bow cleats (see our Deck Hardware section for some great ones!).  Splice these two lines together a distance about equal to the height of the bow above the water.  The diameter of the line depends on the size of your boat.  The following is a guide for the 3-strand nylon rope size:
 
    Boat Size       Rope Size    
     Under 26’              1/2”
      26’ – 32’              9/16”
      32’ – 40’              5/8”
When in doubt, always size-up for the line.

 

Next, splice a stainless steel thimble to the end (we carry standard, heavy duty, and extra heavy duty).  The total length should be 2 to 3 times the height of the bow above the water.

Finally, use a stainless steel shackle (we have a wide select for you) to attach a stainless steel grab hook to the end.  Size the grab hook to your chain size... or call us to have one made for you!

We now offer a simpler, easier anchor snubber from CS Johnson Marine!  Click Here!