Can anyone offer any advice on moorings?
I thought it was simple - take one redundant steel valve block weighing 60 Kg, attach a large galvanized eye , a length of chain, some stout rope and a buoy. Worked for a year - then checked it to find my galvanized shackles have almost rusted away!
Do I need to do everything in stainless?
Do I just replace everything except the buoy every year?
Do I get a mushroom and lift it out over the winter?
I only use my mooring when I am on holiday with my boat - typically 4 weeks max per year. For weekends I just take the boat in and out the water.
Any advice appreciated - I would hate to think of the boat drifting off the mooring....