How short is too short - Page 3 - SailNet Community

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  

Quick Menu
Boat Reviews  
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Marine Electronics
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here

Go Back   SailNet Community > On Board > Gear & Maintenance
 Not a Member? 
Old 06-11-2012
davidpm's Avatar
Senior Member
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Madison
Posts: 3,676
Thanks: 165
Thanked 37 Times in 30 Posts
Rep Power: 7
davidpm is on a distinguished road
Re: How short is too short

Originally Posted by jackdale View Post

EDIT BTW with that setup the mooring lines should be same length.
Why do you say that?
And what setup do you recommend different length mooring lines?
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
Old 06-11-2012
jackdale's Avatar
Senior Member
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Calgary, AB, Canada
Posts: 8,831
Thanks: 26
Thanked 36 Times in 33 Posts
Rep Power: 6
jackdale will become famous soon enough
Re: How short is too short

Originally Posted by davidpm View Post
Why do you say that?
And what setup do you recommend different length mooring lines?
When attaching to a mooring with a ring and no pennant(s) I would run two bridles of different lengths. Each bridle would run from a cleat through a chock to the ring with a full round turn to the chock on the other side and to the other cleat.

That is my standard set up on the Parks mooring balls in the Gulf Islands.

In heavy weather, if one bridle wore through the other is a back up.
ISPA Yachtmaster Offshore Instructor Evaluator
Sail Canada Advanced Cruising Instructor
IYT Yachtmaster Coastal Instructor
ASA 201, 203, 204, 205, 206, 214
As I sail, I praise God, and care not. (Luke Foxe)
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
short video of our Cal 21 bonito Cal 1 07-09-2010 11:04 PM
Season cut short! deniseO30 General Discussion (sailing related) 7 10-07-2009 04:20 PM
How to rig a 'short' jib Charles94 Learning to Sail 6 08-26-2008 02:12 PM
Short turnbuckle brak Gear & Maintenance 6 08-31-2007 11:24 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:21 PM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) LLC 2000-2012

The store is owned and operated by a company independent of the forum. You are now leaving the SailNet forum. Click OK to continue or Cancel to return to the SailNet forum.