Durable, high-quality anchor snubber bridle made for boaters likely to experience a range of conditions.
The 48 North Marine Anchor Bridle is hand-assembled in Bellingham, WA and made of high-quality, marine-grade, UV stabilized 3-strand white nylon rope with a stainless steel thimble spliced into the eye. The bridle ships with a 3/8" stainless steel bow shackle, anti-chafing and hand-whipped ends. The product is available with 18', 26' or 32' legs and has black whipping and anti-chafing. You can optionally select soft eyes and a hook.
Select the product size based on your anchor chain size, length, weight, and freeboard of your boat. 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 soft-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 appropriately sized bow shackle - both in 316 stainless steel. Hardware should last a decade or more, just replace the line periodically
Hard ("Thimbled") Eye - Professionally spliced with 6 or more tucks for strength
Ant-chafing - Chafe Guard 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 optional soft eyes with or without chafe spliced in
3 lengths available - Choice of 3 lengths should accommodate most boat sizes, even those with high freeboard. Contact us if you need a custom size, or see our made-to-order bridles for incremental length options
- 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.