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Old 01 April 2005, 13:29   #11
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I must have been in a good mood that day


And no, you can't have it for your paintball battlefield!
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Old 01 April 2005, 13:31   #12
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No, the french are very proud of their d-day defences!
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Try the safety harness carabiners, they are designed for marine use, and will NOT come undone unless both edges are pressed (effectivly grasping the whole carabiner..) Just pressing the release mechanism wont open it, or just pushing against the clip that falls back wont open them, you have to do both at once... and they wont go rusty...

screw lock ones might get salt buildup in them, and refuse to open, and will take a while to open anyway, any other just dont seem safe/reliable with rope rubbing up against the carabiner..
As others have said, dont use climbing gear, they will just rust into pieces.. even galvanised things have gone rusty over here, its horrid...

Dad has stuck his away already again, so no pic, sorry!
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Old 02 April 2005, 03:22   #14
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Cheers for all the good info and links everybody.
Now if someone will come and wade out in the bottomless stinking mud to attach my riser chain etc that would be even better
Thanks again and anyone up in the Firth of Forth anytime give me a shout.
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Old 02 April 2005, 07:24   #15
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You take care in that mud. You could be there for a very long time.
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Old 02 April 2005, 07:40   #16
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Go round the buoy with your boat and a length of rope, lay it along to the shore, and then get one of them plastic overalls and bellyslide! could even get people dragging you around by pulling the rope, fantastic!
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re swinging mooring

I kept my P22 in Strangford Lough on a swinging mooring for years with no problem sitting in a 4 knot tide.I used a railway wheel with a length of 20ft steamer/ground chain.
I then attached 30ft of galvanised 1/4" riser chain which rose to the mooring buoy.The riser was adjusted so that on high water springs it only lifted the last link of the steamer/ground chain which meant there was no real drag put on the wheel.
The mooring buoy was one similar to the yellow buoys used by the HIES for visitors in Scotland.This meant that the riser chain passed up through the mooring buoy without a break and was attached to a large swivel which was in turn shackled to a small piece of lighter chain.This was then attached to the 'D' ring of the RIB with the biggest marine grade snap shackle I could find.
Worked well in all weathers and sea conditions.
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