Wednesday, March 14, 2012

SPLICE OF LIFE

Marathon, FL 24º42.366N | 81º5.669W

Chip organized a splicing class this week under the tiki hut -- the hub of all good things here at the Marathon City Marina. He announced it on the morning radio call-in on the VHF and gathered two teachers and eleven students.

And now, I have a new snubber!

Beautifully splicing

What's a snubber, you ask? When you attach the hook onto the chain, cleat off the other end on the boat and then let out some more chain, it takes some of the strain off the anchor chain and the windlass (the electric winch that feeds the chain). I'll take a picture of it next time we're anchored...

Our old one was too short and had lost all its stretch. See for yourself.


Let's go anchor somewhere! Yahoo!!!

2 comments:

  1. Beauts. Sorry I missed the class. :'(

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  2. We can do a redo. There's a Newfie now to teach us...

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