If I wanted to make a secure swing mooring, what sort of thing would I need to use for an anchor point on the bottom? Somebody here has suggested a tyre filled with concrete is a common thing to use. I'm thinking maybe something like that with some steel spikes set into the concrete to grip the sea bed better, though getting it in place without punching a hole in anything expensive might be interesting!!!
Any other cunning ideas? It's a windy place and while I wouldn't want to leave the boat out in rough conditions, "just in case" it would need to stand at least 30kt without having to worry about it shifting.
Sorry if this has been covered before but I did a search, but just about every other post seems to have the word "mooring" in it
As for putting it on the mooring, do people that use swing moorings use these "mooring compensator" thingys that you wind the rope around to give it a bit more boing? I got a couple while I was away and they seem to be quite effective?
It's only a vague idea at the moment but something that I might do over the summer ready for next winter, I only rent the marina space over the summer and the options for tying up to anything else are becoming quite limited as the various old wrecks and hulks that people have been using are gradually falling into the sea! I have a mooring buoy but that is it at the moment.... any pointers would be gratefully received