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Re: Yikes! Mooring System Failure

In Warwick Cove we have semi-annual inspections required for moorings.
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How hard is the bottom? My mooring must be inspected every 3 yrs, but, I've had a diver jet my mooring into the bottom so that it's completely under the mud.

The diver is also a third generation marina owner and swears that getting the mooring gear under the mud not only is better holding but that the iron rusts slower under the muck.
You have a good mooring guy that KNOWS a mooring needs to be set in order to work! They won't allow "jetting" around here as it stirs up too much silt and with 1400+ moorings.........They can get away with it for ACOE permitted work such as docks etc. but not for moorings. Some local mooring guys, the good ones, will "screw" them by running the barge in circles for the initial set at least enough to bury the bell. Our bottom is pretty soft on top but quickly turns into a hard blackish clay / goo..
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Re: Yikes! Mooring System Failure

What ever you do; do not! I repeat, do not buy Chinese swivels.
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because they're cast, not forged.
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Re: Yikes! Mooring System Failure

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What ever you do; do not! I repeat, do not buy Chinese swivels.
Why?
because they're cast, not forged.
Dick
They make all sorts of swivels in China; cast, forged, stainless, etc. Don't buy from unscrupulous suppliers and importers.

Iphones are made in China as are Iphonies that will last a week. Those factories in China build exactly what they are contracted to build.
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