The new 48 North Marine Economy Anchor Snubber is made of high-quality, marine-grade, UV stabilized 3-strand nylon rope and quality galvanized hardware. The thimble is professionally spliced into a hard eye and the 7/16" shackle has a working load limit of 3000 lbs. We treat the boat end to prevent unraveling - no tape needed! Add the optional hook and you're all set.
Rope: Tensile Strength = 8910 lbs / Working Load Limit @ 12% = 1069 lbsShackle: Working Load Limit = 3000 lbs
5/16": Min Break Strength = 15,400 lbs / Working Load Limit = 3900 lbs
3/8": Min Break Strength = 18,900 lbs / Working Load Limit = 5400 lbs
Select the product size based on your anchor chain size, length, weight, and freeboard of your boat. Please see the "Snubber Sizing" tab for details.
Note: We re-vamped our
economy snubber line over the winter. Our former product sacrificed
strength to achieve the price point needed by many budget-minded folks.
We needed a product that met the price point and had the strength of
our everyday products; we feel we accomplished that by moving to
galvanized hardware and reducing the treatments (seizing, whipping,
etc). Galvy hardware can be rough and we spent considerable time sourcing the best of the galvanized stuff out there. The good stuff is
more expensive so we split the difference - losing a little in margin
and adding a little to the cost. This product is solid.
3-strand nylon line - 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.
Higher quality galvanized standard duty thimble. Galvanized anchor shackle is load rated to 2000 lbs
Option 5/16" or 3/8" galvanized, load rated eye grab chain hook
Heavy melt on boat end keeps things from unraveling
3 lengths available - Choice of 3 lengths should accommodate most boat sizes, even those with high freeboard or long bowsprits.
- 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- For maximum strength and comfort, choose the longer option (note: the only reason we sell short snubbers is the demand from boaters typically on lunch or day anchorage).- Boats with high freeboard (trawlers, etc) should consider a longer option- Catamarans should use a bridle- If in doubt, always 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.
In our personal experience, we rarely use the spliced eyes since we rarely deploy more than 20' - 30' of our 50' bridle. Yes, increasing scope and deploying the full-length of your snubber or bridle is generally desirable in poor conditions but sometimes it's shallow or you don't want to deal with 30' of line for a calm night on the hook. Since it's not usually desirable to payout the full length of your snubber, we made the choice to not include them in our products. We're always happy to add a spliced eye if your desire one. Please contact us for any desired customization.