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Old 13 November 2009, 13:33   #1
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Batten down the hatches

Force 11 for some areas tonight - us again as usual. Been waiting for a chance to get the boat out onto my new trailer - be next year at this rate!!!

Had another bow eye break last week - shows hopw bad the harbour is.....
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Force 11 for some areas tonight - us again as usual. Been waiting for a chance to get the boat out onto my new trailer - be next year at this rate!!!

Had another bow eye break last week - shows hopw bad the harbour is.....
Are your moorings chain then rope, you've done well to break a bow eye!
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That's bad luck Codders. Do you have a spring setup on the mooring? IF you have maybe get some shock dampeners on the lines.
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Had another bow eye break last week - shows hopw bad the harbour is.....
Plenty of space in the West Dock, Cods.
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Are your moorings chain then rope, you've done well to break a bow eye!
Nope just rope - and it's the 2nd one thats gone!!!
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Been waiting for a chance to get the boat out onto my new trailer - be next year at this rate!!!
surely with your incredible hull its capable of that
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do you think the problem is really with the harbour or the hardware?
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surely with your incredible hull its capable of that
do you think the problem is really with the harbour or the hardware?

The harbour - in Swansea marina you could tie your boat up with some string!!!

The trouble is there aren't many places you can attach ropes to on a RIB. The A frame and the bow eye are about it.

Just got back from there now - never seen anything like it - didn't risk walking the pontoons - the motion was incredible. As usual we had the highest windspeeds along with the Scillies.
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Well it seems you have 3 choices then:

(1) change harbour so that inferrior hardware is adequate
(2) change the hardware so its "up to the job", and probably add some beefy cleets/samson post etc
(3) cross your fingers that exposed harbour + weak fittings don't combine with bad weather at the wrong time.
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The harbour - in Swansea marina you could tie your boat up with some string!!!
Is it on a mooring or actually tied next to the pontoon?
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