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Old 21 March 2008, 10:30   #1
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Happy Easter

As tommorow will not be a lot of time to sit on net I'd like to wish all of You HAPPY EASTER now
We do have in Poland a tradition, that on Easters Monday everybody is going to be wet (people are chasing each other even with buckets of water !)
So I wish all of You WET EGGS

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Old 21 March 2008, 12:23   #2
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Happy Easter to you too

Don't need any buckets of water here today - there's enough rain to do the job (and F6-F7 winds!)

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Old 21 March 2008, 15:53   #3
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Yes Happy Easter!!!

Force 7? We had 9 or 10 - snapped another mooring rope - AGAIN!!!
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snapped another mooring rope - AGAIN!!!
crikey - do they snap or chaff through? if they snap is it actually better that they snap than rip the fitting off the boat? otherwise would chain, inside an appropriate protective cover be more appropriate?
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Yes Happy Easter!!!

Force 7? We had 9 or 10 - snapped another mooring rope - AGAIN!!!
How can that possibly happen if you are using the correct size Nylon springs + fore and aft lines set up so the springs take most of the load. Chafing gear helps also.
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crikey - do they snap or chaff through? if they snap is it actually better that they snap than rip the fitting off the boat? otherwise would chain, inside an appropriate protective cover be more appropriate?
Yes it is better they snap than that - I double up all my ropes so if one snaps the backup one will come into play.

I have to be honest my RIB seems to move around far more than most of the boats - one of the problems is the lack of proper mooring points. I only use the A frame and the bow eye as i don't want the tubes to chaff and I don't trust the glued on cleats. A 9m RIB on a short finger doesn't help either..........

It is the massive swell in the harbour that does the damage - one of the fishermen told me his 30' trawler was swamped a few years ago and sank!!!

By the way people who are thinking of a versadock may like to know that there is one in our harbour and if it copes with the swell here it will cope with anything!!!
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