Durable, high-quality anchor bridle made for boaters likely to
experience a range of conditions. It is because of these varying
conditions that we now offer our bridles in
a range of leg lengths. Physics proves longer bridle legs are stronger
and more comfortable to crew when the wind pipes up, but some fair
weather folks simply don't need a 40' bridle for their protected
anchorages. Buy the length that's best for your boat and the conditions
you typically encounter. We still offer bridles in fixed lengths for
those that need a quick turnaround on shipping.
This bridle has two completely independent legs with shackles for strength and redundancy. It is hand-assembled and made of US marine-grade, UV stabilized 3-strand white nylon rope with stainless steel thimbles spliced into the eyes. The bridle ships with 2 5/8" stainless steel bow shackles, 2- 60" anti-chafing sleeves and hand-whipped rope ends. The product is available in various lengths and choice of trim colors. 18" or 24" soft eyes spliced into boat end are available with or without chafing added. You can optionally select a hook or buy it without one.
Notes: - The types of chain hooks that will accept two shackles are limited. Of the snubber chain hooks that can accept two shackles, we carry only the Victory style hook and the SeaDog Chain Gripper Plate. We offer this bridle with these hooks as a package. See the Anchor Bridles section of our site.- This product is made-to-order
and, depending on the season, can take 2-3 days to make and ship. If
you need a quick turnaround, have a look at our pre-made bridles. - On
trim colors, choosing black results in a better product as we use
Chafe-Master that's made specifically as an anti-chafe product. It is
durable and comes in an array of sizes which affords a better fit. For
red or blue, we use a high-quality polyester product but due to limited
size options, the fit is not always optimal.
Select the product size based on your anchor chain size, length, weight, and freeboard of your boat. Please see the "Snubber & Bridle Sizing" tab for details.
3-strand nylon line - In addition to its strength, nylon is ideal due to its ability to stretch and resistance to rot, chemicals, and heat. We use a medium-lay 3-strand that's easy on the hands and it's UV stabilized to limit degradation from the sun.
High-quality hardware - thimbles and bow shackles - both in 316 stainless steel. Hardware should last a lifetime, just replace the line periodically
Spliced-in eyes - Splicing is stronger than sewn eyes; we use a thimble and go 6 or more tucks for strength
Anti-chafing - Chafe Pro or similar tubular webbing is included to reduce the rub and increase the product's life
Boat end - Heavy-melt, dipped, and whipped with twine on the bitter end keeps things from unraveling, or 18" or 24" soft eyes with or without chafe spliced in
Lengths available - wide choice of lengths should accommodate most boat sizes, even those with high freeboard. Contact us if you need a custom size.
- Right-sizing a snubber is important; over-sizing, as with most ground tackle, is not desirable as you lose some of the energy-absorbing benefits- Boats with high freeboard (trawlers, etc) should consider the longer option- Catamarans should use a bridle- If in doubt, choose the longer option
Still have questions? See our Snubberhead website at https://www.snubberhead.com for considerable information on sizing anchor snubbers and bridles.
Estimate the snubber length using the following formula:Snubber Length = (Boat Length X .4) + Freeboard Height (freeboard height meaning distance from deck or gunwale to water)
Example: (40' boat X .4) + 4' freeboard = 20' snubber length
Please contact us if you have questions regarding sizing.