Physics proves longer
snubbers are stronger and more comfortable to crew when the wind pipes
up. However, there's a significant market for short snubbers. Our
solution: allow folks to choose the length that's best for their boat
and the conditions they typically encounter. We still offer snubbers in
fixed lengths for those that need a quick turnaround on shipping.
The 48 North Marine Anchor Snubber is hand-assembled and made of marine-grade, UV stabilized 3-strand white high-quality nylon rope with a stainless steel thimble spliced into the eye. The snubber ships with a 1/2" stainless steel shackle, anti-chafing and hand-whipped end. The product is available in more than a dozen lengths (18' - 50') and 3 trim colors. A 12" or 18" soft eye spliced into boat end is available with or without chafing. You can optionally select a hook or buy it without one.
Note: 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 snubbers. 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 - Thimble and bow shackle are made from 316 stainless steel. Hardware should last a decade or more, just replace the line periodically
Spliced-in eye - Splicing is stronger than sewn eyes; we use a thimble and go 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
Many available - Choice of more than a dozen 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.