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Chain Hooks, Grippers and Snubbers

Jimmy Green can supply stainless steel chain hooks and grippers with or without a nylon tail. They are ideal for taking the strain from your windlass and provide additional shock load absorption. We always use top quality Liros Nylon where the hooks/grippers are supplied with a strop. Single line strops can be used over the bow roller, twin strop lines are ideal for use with handed deck fairleads and mooring cleats. 

Once the desired length of chain has been paid out, simply secure the soft loop end of the strop to a cleat and attach the hook/gripper to the chain with slack in the line. Now ease off a little more chain until the strop is taking the weight of the chain. You will then need to ease some more to allow the strop to stretch. 

A Nylon strop will stretch approximately 15-20% at the breaking point. The aim is for the strop to take the strain. The chain should be secured to a cleat or post if practicable just in case the strop fails. The windlass is then the strongpoint of last resort.

Choose a strop diameter roughly equal to your bower anchor warp size.
Bear in mind that an oversize nylon strop will not stretch as much as the correct size.
A slightly undersized nylon strop will provide more shock absorption but may ultimately prove sacrificial.
Factor in to your selection: 1. the type of anchoring 2. the length of time at anchor and 3. whether the the yacht is unattended 

Please note, that you will need to maintain tension on the chain hook strop while you are easing the chain as it does not have a captive pin like the Chain Gripper or the holding effect of the Ultra Chain Grab.
The 8mm chain hook will fit most chain types of 7mm, 8mm & 10mm - making it useful if you have several chain sizes aboard. 

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