Over Hill Sailing Club
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Adirondacks NY
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Re: Mooring - attaching pendant
+1 on mousing the shackles. I bought a roll of s.s. seizing wire that will last me forever and tape up the ends of anything that needs to be handled regularly with rigging tape. Sharp wire ends can do a real number on your hands (don't ask me how I know:-).
It is wise to inspect any rented mooring you're going to trust your boat to. The equipment is expensive for boatyards and they often do not maintain them well. Some will reuse parts that should've been canned long ago. You can't very effectively see the anchor but you can pull the ball and swivels up to check their condition and the condition of the chain. I would much rather be on my own anchor in some places rather than trust their rental moorings. I keep heavy swivels and shackles on board and have, on occasion, changed out equipment that looks questionable if I'm going to be on the mooring for any length of time. If your boat breaks loose, you're likely to take the blame anyway, insurance-wise, so better to NOT break loose.
Alberg 35: With a philosophical flourish Cato throws himself upon his sword; I quietly take to the ship.
Last edited by smurphny; 05-30-2012 at 03:16 PM.