Rather just have the old wooden pole with a hook instead of that, have you seen the price!Take your mooring rope through the ring on the buoy, and bring it back onto the boat, tie off onto a stout fixing thereon. That way whenyou leavbe your mooring you take the rope with you, it saves it getting soaked and also is not in your way when re mooring. I beleive there is a tool for doing this? Here is one version http://www.mailspeedmarine.com/general-chandlery/moorfast/-moorfast-mooring-hook646931.bhtml
Hi there, Are you askingI am after some advice please. I am going onto a mooring for the first time this year and want to know how people tie off to a bouy. any advise will be appreciated
Aquabell's post is relevant. Also check out the Sailtrain site I suggested (it's a very comprhensive and very useful site, and despite the name, not just for sailing boats - it covers approach, picking up a buoy and all that you will need to know.how to attach to the bouy and then to my boat
Do you have strong cleats fitted on the boat? if so then decide how far you wish to ride off the buoy, then double the length of the rope, tie a bowline on one end, and slip onto cleat, take the other through the ring on the mooring bring it back to the boat and then tie another bowline on that and slip that onto the cleat.how to attach to the bouy and then to my boat
I have a Warrior 165, I have a lazy line from the samson post to the helm with a stainless steel clip on the end. On the ring of the buoy I have two 16mm ropes with a 6" loop spliced in and spliced in metal links connecting them to the buoy with a large shackle. the ropes are 4ft long.
I motor up to the bouy against the tide hold the boat in place just on tick over, clip the lazy line clip to the spliced eys on the ropes and knock the boat out of gear. Let the boat drift back to the end of the line, go to the hatch and pull the boat up to the bouy and drop the two eyes over the sampson post. unclip the lazy line pass in back round the side of the cuddy back to the helm. Once in the tender I have a stainless steel cord from the underside of the bouy which i clip to the winching eye on the boat. Job done 3mins by myself easy.
You never sent me a "Vallentine" card ??? So l did 9hrs under a sun lamp and it worked... You Noticed Me....::clap2::love....:Liking the avatar picture matey, that tan is coming along well now!! Have you been abroad again?