Durable, high-quality anchor snubber 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.
The 48 North Marine Anchor Snubber Bridle is hand-assembled in Bellingham, WA and made of US marine-grade, UV stabilized 3-strand white nylon rope with a stainless steel thimble spliced into the eye. The bridle ships with a 1/2" stainless steel bow shackle, 2 - 24" sleeves of anti-chafing and hand-whipped ends. The product is available in lengths from 18' - 60' and trimmed in black whipping and anti-chafing. 12" or 18" soft eye spliced into boat end is available with or without chafing added. You can optionally select a hook or buy it without one.
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. We are always happy to customize this or any products we manufacture; please contact us with your requirements.
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, premium 3-strand that's easy on the hands and it's UV stabilized to limit degradation from the sun.
High-quality hardware - Thimble and appropriately sized bow shackle - both in 316 stainless steel. Hardware should last a lifetime, just replace the line periodically
Hard ("Thimbled") Eye - Professionally spliced with 7 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 to keep things from unraveling, or 12" or 18" soft
eye with or without chafing spliced in
Sizing options - Choice of leg length 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.