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Old 18 February 2004, 19:01   #1
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rib mooring

a stupid question no doubt but as a hard boat owner maybe you guys could explain the prefered method to tying your ribs up at the bow. Do you all use the eye on the bow, or the plastic guides on the tubes or even a proper cleat on the boat deck... if so doesnt it chaff and ruin your tubes? It seems to me like the front warp on a rib is undercatered for!
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David Manning wrote a whole article on how best to do this in Rib Int.
Excellent article it was too.
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I don't get.....

that mag. DM would there be any chance of getting a draft on the forum ?
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I stupidly used the cleat on the bow & over nigh it rubbed through the first layer of the tube!
I now always use the eye on the bow (I have not fallen in yet!)
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David Manning wrote a whole article on how best to do this in Rib Int.

When was this?
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David Manning wrote a whole article on how best to do this in Rib Int.
My solicitors have been briefed to address this heinous accusation. I would never allow my literary talents to be used in down market magazines which can't be bought over the counter.

I think that Brian has been at the gin again and has got me mixed up with Dave Mallett who is much older and uglier than me.

Fortunately for the owners of positively dangerous 'med style' ribs, we don't have to worry about warp chafe.

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although im not a real avon rib fan, do you think they have the right idea with the raised platform with fitted cleates etc similar to


http://www.outhill.com/images/BM1-2.jpg

could this be strong enough? otherwise it all seems a bit of a comprimise and im affraid to say it but i think us hard boaters have got it good here!
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Fortunately for the owners of positively dangerous 'med style' ribs, we don't have to

Well I did not know that the Osprey Viper is a med rib! Is this why the sun always shines when Iím out?
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I agree, Dave Mallet's article had some good ideas.

I anchor my rib for 4-5 weeks most summers. Originally, I used rope shackled to chain but the rope quickly wore through because the shackles formed a pivot and the rope section dragged from side to side. Following that I spliced the rope to the chain but, over time, it began to show chafing and I never really trusted it. The chain section tended to lie on the seabed and, as the boat swung about, the chain/warp rolled. The splice is always a bit larger than the chain so it was the point of wear. Also, if the weather is bad, there can be a surprising amount of wear and breakage of the rope fibres at the water surface where the buoy is attached.

For the last few years I've used chain throughout. It is brought over the bow and attached to a U-bolt inside the boat. The tube has a bit of rubber strake down the inside of the bow for protection but it is hardly required because the chain is always in tension and this limits the rubbing to virtually zero. From the top of the bow, outwards, there is the usual D rubbing strake with a slot cut along it.

I've had a couple of lucky escapes when using the caribiner style clip and I now don't use them at all. The type which are oval and have a nut which runs down to complete the link are excellent.

I hope this is of some use to you.
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From a roped access point of view they would be called a Mallion Rapide.

As my boat is going to be on trot moorings in a tidal area.
I was going to put a nylon bridle on the stern chain mooring buoy and a main nylon line to the buoy from the bow eye and back up line.
I was also going to put a security chain from the buoy to a 'U' bolt in the deck.
As this is just going to an unconnected 'u' bolt will it lead electrolisys?

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