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post #9 of Old 10-08-2012
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Re: What's with these flat-bottom mooring buoys?

"The flat bottom buoy doesn't lay over on its side as much as a round buoy "
I could see that in flat water, but once there is some motion, wouldn't the flat bottom buoy tend to actually be pitched around MORE, while a round ball simply sat there and let the water move past it, without being moved as much?
A case where each design worked better under just one set of conditions, and of course in flat water I'd expect neither one to really move around much, unless there was a long lever arm (whip) or other reason involved.
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