Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
 
Old 08 July 2011, 14:30   #1
Member
 
Leapy's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Sheepy Parva
Boat name: Sadly Sold
Length: no boat
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 1,728
Safe stowage of mooring ropes

There was discussion on here recently about painter lengths and getting entangled in the prop should it disappear overboard. All good stuff and learned a lot.

So, what's the collective view of how to secure the stern mooring ropes? Up till now mine are just kept neatly on the floor at each side of the A frame root and could conceivably go overboard and cause mayhem.

Ideas?
__________________

__________________
Leapy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08 July 2011, 14:47   #2
Member
 
m chappelow's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: yorkshire
Boat name: little vicky
Make: avon ex RNLI
Length: 3m +
Engine: tohatsu
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 2,310
couple of small bags one each side of the A frame that the rope can be stuffed into , on my hard boat i made a couple of makeshift ones from a pair of old oilskin trouser legs with one end sewn up .
or a couple of toggles and bungie cord to wrap around the a frame .
__________________

__________________
m chappelow is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08 July 2011, 14:47   #3
Member
 
jambo's Avatar
 
Country: UK - Scotland
Town: Girvan & Tayvallich
Boat name: Breawatch
Make: Ribcraft
Length: 5m +
Engine: Mercury 150 F/stroke
MMSI: ex directory!!
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 6,111
RIBase
Hi L, how are you?
I never keep ropes on the deck I usually keep them in the pod storage or tied-off to the seat back pad of the rear pods. Hope that helps.

J
__________________
jambo
'Carpe Diem'
Member of the ebay Blue RIB cover club
Member of SABS ( Scottish West Division)
jambo is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 08 July 2011, 16:14   #4
RIBnet Supporter
 
willk's Avatar
 
Country: Ireland
Make: Redbay Boats
Length: 9m +
Engine: 370hp
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 13,797
RIBase
Back in the day when I had stern lines, I used to coil them and tie them onto the cleats on my A-frame.
__________________
willk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08 July 2011, 16:21   #5
Member
 
Leapy's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Sheepy Parva
Boat name: Sadly Sold
Length: no boat
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 1,728
Quote:
Originally Posted by willk
Back in the day when I had stern lines, I used to coil them and tie them onto the cleats on my A-frame.
Hmmm...No cleats on this boat. Plan B?
__________________
Leapy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08 July 2011, 16:28   #6
RIBnet Supporter
 
willk's Avatar
 
Country: Ireland
Make: Redbay Boats
Length: 9m +
Engine: 370hp
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 13,797
RIBase
Quote:
Originally Posted by Leapy View Post
Hmmm...No cleats on this boat. Plan B?
erm, coil them and tie them to the A-frame horizontals?
__________________
willk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08 July 2011, 16:29   #7
Member
 
chewy's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Up Norf
Make: Avon SR4,Tremlett 23
Length: 4m +
Engine: Yam 55, Volvo 200
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 5,217
Tie them to the A frame.
I tie mine onto the handles on the console, that way if I need it its to hand.... although most things are to hand on an SR4!
__________________
chewy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08 July 2011, 17:15   #8
Member
 
Country: Other
Town: Stanley, Falkland Is
Boat name: Seawolf
Make: Osprey Vipermax 5.8
Length: 5m +
Engine: Etec 150
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 3,709
I have one stern line on my boat which goes from the cleat on one side of the A frame to the cleat on the other side of the A frame, across the deck after of the rearmost seat.

When I want to tie up to something I just take it off the side that isn't against the dock/other boat and use that as the free end. No risk of the line escaping - a modest risk of tripping on the rope I suppose but as it tends to sit across where the transom joins the deck, it isn't a problem. If I need a second line, which isn't very often, I have others coiled up in the pod seats.

With hindsight I would have had a couple of small stainless hooks welded onto the A frame that you could take a few turns of rope around and tie it off, but I only thought of that after I got the boat. Happy enough with the way it works though.
__________________
A Boat is a hole in the water, surrounded by fibreglass, into which you throw money...

Sent from my Computer, using a keyboard and mouse
BogMonster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09 July 2011, 06:53   #9
Member
 
Simon B's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Leicester
Boat name: Vixen
Make: Ribcraft
Length: 6m +
Engine: Suzuki OB 175
MMSI: 235071839
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 1,621
Depends how "pretty" your RIB is, Aldi or Lidl often do mesh bags that are really cheap that are ideal for flaking rope into. Alternatively any dive shop will flog you a "goody" bag most often used now for storage of fins, mask and snorkel not for shellfish as per the last century!
__________________
New boat is here, very happy!
Simon
www.luec.org
Simon B is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09 July 2011, 07:49   #10
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Southampton
Boat name: SMH Rib / War Shot
Make: Ribtec / Scorpion
Length: 4m +
Engine: 10hp Yam / 150hp opt
Join Date: Sep 2003
Posts: 1,947
RIBase
Mine are secured to the a frame and just left loose in the stern.

Never ever had one go overboard.
__________________
Searider is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09 July 2011, 07:52   #11
Member
 
Country: UK - Channel Islands
Town: Jersey
Boat name: Archangel
Make: Ribcraft
Length: 6m +
Engine: ETec 225
MMSI: 235063789
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 1,005
Quote:
Originally Posted by Searider View Post
Mine are secured to the a frame and just left loose in the stern.

Never ever had one go overboard.
Mine too; I've never had one go over either.
__________________
www.flickr.com/photos/gj0kyz
GJ0KYZ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09 July 2011, 09:03   #12
RIBnet Supporter
 
willk's Avatar
 
Country: Ireland
Make: Redbay Boats
Length: 9m +
Engine: 370hp
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 13,797
RIBase
The worry is mainly that after a "stuffing" type situation, one might get washed over and missed in the confusion. If running with drain socks down (as I sometimes used to) there was the potential for a loose hank to get washed down and left flapping beside the prop.

My biggest concern was that careless crew would leave an end or coil on the tube... If they were tied up and visible, there was nothing to fret about. It looked more "Bristol fashion" too
__________________
willk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09 July 2011, 18:32   #13
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Southampton
Boat name: SMH Rib / War Shot
Make: Ribtec / Scorpion
Length: 4m +
Engine: 10hp Yam / 150hp opt
Join Date: Sep 2003
Posts: 1,947
RIBase
Quote:
Originally Posted by willk View Post
The worry is mainly that after a "stuffing" type situation, one might get washed over and missed in the confusion. If running with drain socks down (as I sometimes used to) there was the potential for a loose hank to get washed down and left flapping beside the prop.

My biggest concern was that careless crew would leave an end or coil on the tube... If they were tied up and visible, there was nothing to fret about. It looked more "Bristol fashion" too
Fair point - now I think about I have had one go out through the elephants trunk on the searider. Nowhere to stow anything on there though!
__________________
Searider is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11 July 2011, 05:32   #14
Member
 
Country: UK - Scotland
Boat name: Wildheart
Make: Humber/Delta Seasafe
Length: 5m +
Engine: Merc 60 Clamshell
MMSI: 235068449
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 4,650
Coil it, leaving about a coil's worth free at the attatched end. Then wrap the attatched end round the coils three or four times (starting at the coil side), pass a loop of the rope that is left between what you have just done and the frame / cleat , pull it through, and loop it over the top of the hank. Then pull tight.

Rope is now a neat coil suspended by the fixed end. after a few attempts, you'll find an optimal coil size & free rope length to keep it neatly off the floor.

If that didn't make sense, look for halliard stowage / management for sailing boats on your favourite search engine - there are dozens of websites out there with pictures.
__________________
9D280 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11 July 2011, 05:52   #15
Member
 
Country: UK - Scotland
Town: Ardfern
Boat name: Moon Raker
Make: Humber Destroyer
Length: 5m +
Engine: Honda BF 90 D
MMSI: 235035994
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 694
Quote:
Originally Posted by 9D280 View Post
Coil it, leaving about a coil's worth free at the attatched end. Then wrap the attatched end round the coils three or four times (starting at the coil side), pass a loop of the rope that is left between what you have just done and the frame / cleat , pull it through, and loop it over the top of the hank. Then pull tight.

Rope is now a neat coil suspended by the fixed end. after a few attempts, you'll find an optimal coil size & free rope length to keep it neatly off the floor.

If that didn't make sense, look for halliard stowage / management for sailing boats on your favourite search engine - there are dozens of websites out there with pictures.
Beat me to it. Yes, I think you described a buntline hitch. Anyway That's what I do and then stuff the coil into a plastic bucket in the corner. I've never had any of the several ropes I stow like that fall out - but then I'm a bit wimpish and don't go out in rough weather.
__________________
alystra is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11 July 2011, 06:25   #16
Member
 
Leapy's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Sheepy Parva
Boat name: Sadly Sold
Length: no boat
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 1,728
Quote:
Originally Posted by 9D280 View Post
If that didn't make sense...
I think it does...just off for a practice. Thanks
__________________

__________________
Leapy is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 14:36.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
×