Originally Posted by Polwart
- 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!!!