When we think of anchoring a yacht we think of the obvious — deploy and set an anchor from the bow with a single rode. Our yachts (and most vessels) are geared up for this simple practice, which has been found safe and effective for decades. Most of us have a bow roller, chain locker, […]
Being a team of diehard do-it-yourselfers, we decided to try our own hand at devising a workable solution to defeating line chafe. After fiddling with canvas, old fire hose, and even messing around with some Kevlar, we settled on leather—an old riggers standby.