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Old 12-05-2006
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Bulletproof my mooring

I have a 35' Pearson resting on a homemade mooring in 10' of clear water in the Virgin Islands. My problem is I am off island sometimes for long periods of time so I worry about my mooring breaking. I'd like to construct something I feel comftorable with. I have two Helix screw anchors with 15' of 1/2 chain on each connected to two 30' 3/4" nylon pennants. I also have two 45' 3/4" pennants running to each screw head. All over a bow roller. I use anchor bends instead of thimbles because they just clang and rust away. I don't use a mooring ball because it just bobbles the end of the chain off and on the bottom till it rusts through. My lines get twisted and the boat dose'nt swing right. How about a bridel plate with a swivel ? Should I chain the two screws together ? How about braided polyester mooring lines ? I hear they resist chafe better. Any good ideas?
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