What would those in the know suggest for mooring a 23ft boat on a swinging mooring. Rope or chain?
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Thread: Mooring tackle
26-03-12, 19:49 #1
26-03-12, 19:52 #2
Both ! Rope as the principal load bearing one, suitably protected at chafeing points, and a length of (say 6mm or 8mm) chain as a failsafe back-up.I think, therefore I am. I am, therefore I sail.
26-03-12, 19:56 #3
26-03-12, 20:30 #4Registered User
Location : Home: Kent. Boat: Chichester
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- Jul 2002
At Paynes boat yard we have unique wooden pick up buoys ( painted dark red so that they do not offend the birdwatchers when the boats are not there)
These buoys have a long, fairly heavy, rope on them which allows the chain to sink to the bottom when not in use.
The chains have a loop formed in the top so that it can be dropped over the mooring cleat or whatever.
At the bottom the riser chains are shacked onto a 12ft (??) length of very heavy (1" IIRC) chain cast into a reinforced concrete sinker.
The sinkers are a very squat flat topped square pyramid shape.
There is no other buoy apart from the polysyrene filled wooden boxes that form the pick up buoy.
Last edited by VicS; 26-03-12 at 20:32.