The Mantus Snubber Pendant is designed to attach the snubber line to chain or line rode. It is made from UHMWPE fibre (Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene fibre) material known to be size for size as strong as steel.
Use as Snubber attachment
While many sailors use chain hooks to attach snubber to chain, others prefer to tie a rolling hitch directly onto the chain rode.
The advantage of the Mantus Snubber Pendant is that it is easier to tie and much easier to remove after any significant loading.
Further, the 5mm Pendant can be used on line rode as well by simply tying a 3-pass Prusik knot. Thus, smaller boats that have mostly line anchor rode can still attach the bridle using the Snubber Pendant.
The same 5mm pendant line is really useful when it is necessary to offload a line under load. A simple 3-pass Prusik knot should be used for attachment and removal and is really easy even after > 1000lbs loading.
All pendants include an appropriately sized 316 stainless steel shackle; see the table below for details.
Snubber Pendant Sizing
|Pendant Size (Line Diameter)||Shackle Size||Recommended for following Chain Size||Pendant Strength UTS as used with two legs|
|5mm||7/16″||5/16″ (6-8mm)||12,000 ft. lb|
|8mm (not in stock)||1/2″||3/8″ (10mm)||23,000 ft. lb|
|10mm (not in stock)||5/8″||1/2″ (12mm)||32,300 ft. lb|