Replacing A Catamaran Bridle
Replacing a catamaran bridle is not a difficult job, but it is a bit fiddly. Our bridle is attached to the installed attachment plates on each of the bows of the boat. Each bridle leg is 4m or 13ft long. The end of the bridle that attaches to the chain has a loop with a chain hook inserted. The bridle is made of a 20mm or 3/4inch triple-braid nylon line.
I needed to replace our bridle because of a chafe point where the bridle attaches to the bow of the boat. The bridle was last replaced 4 years ago, during that time almost two strands of the triple braid line had chafed through. To avoid this from recurring, I installed thimbles to protect the line from chafe when I replaced my catamaran bridle. With this current installation, I expect this bridle to last at least 10-years.
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