Anchor snubber/chain hook re-visited - 2 of 5

Middle of September 2015 - At private slip in Nuevo Vallarta in Banderas Bay, Mexico



It seems the ABI chain grabber we have is one size fits all. It looks like I will need to work with this ABI some before I get it down. 

Morris and Debbie on s\v Impulsive came by to show us how to use QTVLM for routing and tacking times etc. We also went out for tacos in Las Jarretaderas and were a block away from where lighting struck! 


Morris and Debbie also brought their Mantus chain hook 5\16 with them. We now know that the 5\16 size will not fit our 3\8 size chain. So no use getting the one from La Paz. that we mentioned last post.





 We are seriously looking at purchasing the Mantus bridal and chain hook system. We will call their tech support tomorrow with some questions. 
Toll free 1-855-262-6887 BEYOND THE US: 469-878-4083
Also we are finding a cruiser to bring it down from the US with them. We are also pricing line here in PV to make our own bridle.

From TOA Marine Supply

"Chain grabber slips between the links of an anchor chain and provides an excellent bridle for anchoring in heavy conditions. Tow shackle holes provide attachment for bridle lines which are then made off to port and starboard deck cleats. Fits all types of chains in the following sizes; 5/16", 3/8", 7/16" and 1/2". Extremely heavy-duty.(Requires tow shackles, not included)"
  • Hole Dia.: 1/2"
  • Width: 4"
  • Height: 3"
  • Thickness: 5/16

"I use the ABI grabber exclusively. Works great. I run both port and stbd snubber lines over the bow roller now...used to take them through the chocks to the deck cleats, but we "sailed" more at anchor that way.
The trick to keeping the grabber from falling off is to attach it to the chain from above, with the slot facing down. Keep tension on the snubbers as you pay them out, then pay out some extra chain to create a weighted-loop. When you dive on it to take a look, you'll see there's no way it can slip off if attached this way.
Best hook I've used, and built very stout.

John"

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