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Old 31 October 2005, 18:11   #1
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Permanent Moorings

How do you guys attach your RIb securley to a permanant mooring? My moorings not in the most sheltered water so we get a bit of wind and waves. my last boat we attached one hook to the bow eye and tied a line to the cleat ontop of the boat, but i doubt that will work with the RIB
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Old 01 November 2005, 21:21   #2
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i guess u UKers dont use moorings?..


.....no wonder we won the Revolutionary War
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Old 02 November 2005, 03:31   #3
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Old 02 November 2005, 03:31   #4
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I guess we do... maybe this will help.

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Old 02 November 2005, 03:37   #5
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i guess u UKers dont use moorings?..


.....no wonder we won the Revolutionary War
Yes we do Chops, we find them very effective for incurring damage to our boats and having equipment stolen. You miss out on all the fun in those fancy marinas.
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Old 02 November 2005, 03:53   #6
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No some of us do have permanent moorings, just didnít see your post.

From the top of the mooring buoy swivel I have 10mm chain going up to the bow ĎDí ring which is also 10mm dia rod in a 50mm radius.

I use two hooks or karabiners on the ĎDí ring one in each direction, this should stop them coming undone by mistake

From the mooring buoy swivel I also run a 30mm dia rope that goes loosely over the tubes to the forward deck cleat, by keeping this loose it doesnít mark the tubes but if the ĎDí ring should fail this is back up

As too the sinker and sub sea bits and bobs, I have a large lorry (truck) tyre I filled with steel and concrete ( 500kgs) and dug into the mud at very low tide. Digging it in effectively doubles its weight but it is not a job for the fainthearted

Mouse any shackles with a cable tie because they do come undone, replace the rope every other year and check the chain annually, you will be amazed how quickly it rots Donít use stainless underwater it's cr**

Divide everything by 25.4 to get imperial measurements or whatever you call your inches

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No some of us do have permanent moorings, just didnít see your post.

From the top of the mooring buoy swivel I have 10mm chain going up to the bow ĎDí ring which is also 10mm dia rod in a 50mm radius.

I use two hooks or karabiners on the ĎDí ring one in each direction, this should stop them coming undone by mistake

From the mooring buoy swivel I also run a 30mm dia rope that goes loosely over the tubes to the forward deck cleat, by keeping this loose it doesnít mark the tubes but if the ĎDí ring should fail this is back up

As too the sinker and sub sea bits and bobs, I have a large lorry (truck) tyre I filled with steel and concrete ( 500kgs) and dug into the mud at very low tide. Digging it in effectively doubles its weight but it is not a job for the fainthearted

Mouse any shackles with a cable tie because they do come undone, replace the rope every other year and check the chain annually, you will be amazed how quickly it rots Donít use stainless underwater it's cr**

Divide everything by 25.4 to get imperial measurements or whatever you call your inches

Des
Thank you, this was more than useful unlike Rodin who gave me a website for knots?.....
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Old 03 November 2005, 04:05   #8
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Blimey Des, you've got half a chandlery shop and most of Snow and Rock chucked in the sea! . In Falmouth we use a half tonne granite lump with a hole drilled in it, 1" steel bar bolted through with an eye at one end, 50ft of 2" mild steel chain, two shackles, a bit of rope and a pick-up bouy. Perfect.
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Old 03 November 2005, 06:03   #9
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...... In Falmouth we use a half tonne granite lump with a hole drilled in it,.........50ft of 2" mild steel chain, two shackles, a bit of rope and a pick-up bouy...Perfect...
Perfect NO itíll cause you problems
The reason for the mooring buoy is that the bit of chain you are attaching to the boat is effectively only 6í long as opposed to the 50í (and 50kg ? )in your set up, 6í of chain is very easy to handle

Without a swivel in the mooring chain if the boat repeatedly turns in one direction (which they seem to ) it will wind the mooring chain up Iíve seen this happen when someone (OK it was me Doh) attached a line to the chain below the swivel after a week the rope was so wound up the only way we could remove it was to cut it off in bits, the mooring buoy then spent the next few minutes spinning in the water

The reason I use karabiners is that they are less fiddly than a shackle when you have cold hands and the rope is back up if they or the d ring fails.

Iíd love a lump of granite but it costs the earth up here whereas lorry tyres are free.

The only other thing I need on my mooring is a boy scout with an air rifle to shoot the Bl**dy sea gulls who insist on using my boat as a toilet Maybe next year funds permitting Des
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I agree. A friend of mine has fifteen moorings and I help him service them once a year. On a very big spring tide we can just reach for them with drysuits on. We put on the minimum and the people that rent them kinda customise them according to their boat type. Me? I'm snuggled up in the marina. Not padlocked, double chained and welded to the pontoon as some members seem to think necessary As for gull culling? Oouh, very emotive subject on here. I love'em! I like to leave food all over my Rib to encourage the little loves to shite all over it!!
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