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Old 03 November 2005, 09:32   #11
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Hey Choppy,

I keep my RIB on a mooring most of the season as well. Most moorings have two pennants. (Chain not necessary in most areas)

One pennant clips to your bow eye using a stainless quick release shackle. The other pennant should be about 4 feet longer, depending on the size of your RIB. This pennant simply lies over the tube and attaches to the cleat on deck.

Good luck with the new RIB!
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Old 03 November 2005, 15:22   #12
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Sounds goood.
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Hey Choppy,

I keep my RIB on a mooring most of the season as well. Most moorings have two pennants. (Chain not necessary in most areas)

One pennant clips to your bow eye using a stainless quick release shackle. The other pennant should be about 4 feet longer, depending on the size of your RIB. This pennant simply lies over the tube and attaches to the cleat on deck.

Good luck with the new RIB!
Don't forget to stick a wear patch on the tube where the mooring line touches/crosses, especially in areas where you get waves/current/tides, else you'll get abrasions on your nice shiny toobs!
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couldnt u just put some kind of tape or something on the rope instead of the tubes?
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A piece of hosepipe works quite well - just put stopper knots either end to stop it slipping.
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couldnt u just put some kind of tape or something on the rope instead of the tubes?
Nice idea, but you'd still mark your tubes. It doesn't have to look ugly, and whatever you do one side should be repeated on the other. You could double it up as a ribbed non-slip step for passengers boarding (although it's really never a good idea to step on the tubes too much, both for safety and wear reasons) Mine has coloured PVC "flashes" shaped and complimentary coloured to take care of rope wear. It'll really only be a problem if you got a lot of boat movement on your mooring.
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Don't forget to stick a wear patch on the tube where the mooring line touches/crosses, especially in areas where you get waves/current/tides, else you'll get abrasions on your nice shiny toobs!
This is only an issue if the ropes are tight
if you leave the ropes loose and let the bow eye do the work then it isnít a problem
Incidentally if you do have to run a tight rope over the tube, putting the rope through a length of lay-flat hose is ideal and more flexible than hose pipe Des
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Old 05 November 2005, 08:05   #18
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I agree Des. As long as the back-up line is loose, it won't mark up the tube. No worries. Don't hesitate to make it longer than you think you need. It's only a backup.

You most likely won't board the boat from the bow. And Hypalon is great, so don't worry about stepping on the tube when boarding. Just respect it.

Also, be sure to keep your tubes as hard as possible, always. Even in storage.
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Quick question....say the boat is on a mooring and one day its like 70 degrees (farenhit) and the next day its 90 (Farenhit) and then the next day it goes back to 70 will i need to pump up the tubes because of the pressure relief valves? Thanks
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Quick question....say the boat is on a mooring and one day its like 70 degrees (farenhit) and the next day its 90 (Farenhit) and then the next day it goes back to 70 will i need to pump up the tubes because of the pressure relief valves? Thanks
Possibly. If we have a spell of cooler weather, I will put some more air in the tubes. I'd rather have the PRVs and not worry when the sun comes out...(not very often just recently...)

My tubes are dark blue - sun on them makes a big difference.

D...

P.S. My mooring is two anchors on chain, going up to a mooring bouy with a swivel. Mooring chain comes off the top of the bouy, pick-up bouy attached with a rope to the mooring chain. Carabiner to secure the chain to the d-bolt, painter goes loosely through the mooring chain and back on board to the cleat on deck. Hand bouy rope also secured at cleat (loosely draped over tubes).
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