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Old 22 May 2009, 15:35   #1
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Mooring line problems on a Humber bow, any ideas?

On the Humber ocean pro, there is a channel on the bow for a rope or mooring line. Whilst the boat is held from the hull with a painter to the mooring. The pick up is pulled over the front and tied in the boat. In choppy weather it bounces out and then hangs over the side, then rubs the tubes! On the old avon we had a rubber cleat on the bow with a gap in the middle to run the rope through.

Any ideas that could be glued on or something?

All i can think is to put two small holes in the raised rubber ridges that create the channel, then put a mini bungee over the mooring line attached to the two small holes to stop it bouncing out.
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Cleat

I had a fairlead with jamming cleat glued onto mine when it was retubed. That works beautifully.

Henshaws do them in their accessories section but they are a bit pricey
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Try tieing up with the painter coming directly from the trailer D-ring on the hull below the tube at the bow. Keeps all abrasion clear of the tubes, and gives a better lead which allows the bow to rise over any waves. If you choose to take the pick up buoy into the boat, leave the line slack
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yes, we put a painter from the d ring to the main bouy which takes the strain. We then pull the pick up in and tie it off, slack, so there is a secondary point of attachment, should the carribena fail on the painter from the D ring to the bouy.

It is the pick up line which is a light chain covered in rubber which bounces out. Due to the weight of the chain, the rubber cover that is over the bow slips down the tube to the side where it is lower and rubs the tubes.

Had a look on henshaws and the bow cleat with rope grip is too small for the pick up chain.

If i could stick two small rubber cleats either side of the bow channel, then wrap a rope/bungee round and over the line that would stop the line lifting.
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I thread a big bead up the Bow painter and keep it in place with a figure 8 knot. When I tie off to a bouy or throw out the anchor I have a shackle that I can tie off on the bouy or anchor rope and terminate between the bow and bead. This then takes the stain and allows me to bring a slack line over the bow via the strake channel.
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We are looking at the same 'problem'
The solution we are going to try is to glue this http://www.tidel.biz/catalogue/RIBLi...tRingBlack.php
aft of the chanel then attach a snap shackle to it to allow the painter/warp to attach/unhook easily. May even attach the snap shackle to the stainless steel hoop with a bit of elastic to allow a little give
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sorted i think

Have threaded a rope down through the d section and back up the other side. Put two figure of eights then used a carribena to link them over the mooring rope. Stops the rope lifting out. No glue, no holes, Very cheap.

See photo. I can simply unclip it, lay the mooring rope through and clip it together again. I quite impressed myself with this.

Thanks for your help guys.
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