Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 02 June 2006, 07:00   #11
Country: UK - England
Town: Saltash, Cornwall
Make: Rib less:-(
Length: no boat
Join Date: Sep 2002
Posts: 693
I guess not much as you are not cutting the rope or knoting it. Even if you are towing I doubt you are near the breaking strain of the rope assuming its 12-14 mm you are using.
Another tip is to whip the rope before and after the cord it spliced in and then again over the ends that are sticking out. I did this then wrapped the ends in tape, to finish this off put a loop of string or cable tie in line with the rope and use this to pull / tuck the end of the tape back unter the last few turns of the tape as you would a plain whipping.

Jelly is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02 June 2006, 11:41   #12
Country: Other
Town: San Carlos, Mexico
Boat name: INDE
Make: LOMAC 730
Length: 7m +
Engine: 200 Merc.
MMSI: Please press 1
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 1,688
Send a message via Skype™ to Limey Linda
Some history

The practice of using an additional line to haul in an anchor is very old one.
Before the days of chain capstans the anchor chain was hauled in with a rope line with a hook spliced on the end. This was hooked to the chain and hauled in for the distance between the capstan and the bow. It was then unhooked and run forward quickly and rehooked to the chain for the next pull. This line was called a "nip" and had to be handled by a very nimble crew member and so boy seamen where used. I was also very dangerous. These boy seamen became known as "nippers" hence the common term for young boys. The correct term for a chain hook, even today, is a nipping hook.
Just another boring piece of history. Regards. T.

Running around like a head with it's chicken cut off.
Limey Linda is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02 June 2006, 13:42   #13
Paul Glatzel's Avatar
Country: UK - England
Town: Poole
Length: 6m +
Join Date: May 2000
Posts: 406
A link to a very old thread showing a photo of how one of our RIBs is set up. Totally agree with tying the painter to the anchor line, i tend to suggest a double sheet bend at the relevant point but any method that works well is fine.

Anchor line and inflatable tubes

Paul Glatzel
Powerboat Training UK, Poole & Lymington & Aquasafe Powerboat School, Lymington,
Paul Glatzel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02 June 2006, 14:30   #14
Country: UK - England
Town: Oxford
Length: no boat
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 120
Originally Posted by Paul Glatzel
, i tend to suggest a double sheet bend at the relevant point
Agree with paul over the knot. Double sheet bend is more resistant to shock loading than a bowline. Also, don't put the tail of the anchor line onto a rubber cleat, put it onto your internal d-ring or deck cleat. That way if the knot parts at least you keep the boat, at the risk of some tube damamge.
Watersports and Event Photography, Oxford
Andy_Rs600 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04 June 2006, 10:28   #15
Country: UK - Wales
Town: Milford Haven
Boat name: Various
Make: Commercial
Length: 10m +
Engine: Screw / Voith / Jets
Join Date: Sep 2002
Posts: 791
Send a message via MSN to Alex Brown
Originally Posted by Andy_Rs600
put it onto your internal d-ring or deck cleat.
Nice if you have such things - back of the seat in my case.

Enclosed is pic of my setup from yesterday.

Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	2006_0603_122904.JPG
Views:	141
Size:	21.1 KB
ID:	19791  

Flickr Photos
Youtube Videos
Alex Brown is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 00:07.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.