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I like a full round turn on the mooring ring - less chafe. These do not accomplish that. In BC the rings are on a chain that you can lift through the mooring buoy. Yes, sometimes they get fouled and you end up picking up the whole thing.
I also do the full round turn, but I would guess from the "how it works" images for the Easy Moor that you could just perform the same process twice and it would give you a full round turn.
On the other hand, the loops on our mooring buoys around here (only used them in WA, not BC) don't stand up on their own, and are pretty small. So I'd bet it would be a struggle to use either of these things.
My system is to make a big bowline and drop it over the mooring buoy from the cockpit, and adjust everything later.
s/v Laelia - 1978 Pearson 365 ketch
s/v Essorant - 1972 Catalina 27
Last edited by AdamLein; 01-11-2012 at 12:06 PM.