Answer ot chain noise & snubber
16 April 2008
Hi, Larry. Thanks for the comment.
Any time I have all chain out, I do use a snubber which is carrying all the load. I let out at least enough chain for it to make a loop down under the waterline a feet feet so its weight holds everything lower.
I suppose the noise comes from the fact that the strong winds and VERY strong tides often oppose each other and the boat rides with the snubber and chain against the hull until one force overcomes the other. The same thing happens with the mooring balls here and everyone experiences it.