SailNet Community - Reply to Topic

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  


Quick Menu
Forums           
Articles          
Galleries        
Boat Reviews  
Classifieds     
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Charts
Clothing
Electrical
Electronics
Engine
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Maintenance
Marine Electronics
Navigation
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Rigging
Safety
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here






Go Back   SailNet Community > On Board > Gear & Maintenance > Yikes! Mooring System Failure
 Not a Member? 


Thread: Yikes! Mooring System Failure Reply to Thread
Title:
  

By choosing to post the reply below you agree to the rules you agreed to when joining Sailnet.
Click Here to view those rules.

Message:
Trackback:
Send Trackbacks to (Separate multiple URLs with spaces) :
Post Icons
You may choose an icon for your message from the following list:
 

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Click here to view the posting rules you are bound to when clicking the
'Submit Reply' button below


Additional Options
Miscellaneous Options

Click here to view the posting rules you are bound to when clicking the
'Submit Reply' button below


Topic Review (Newest First)
02-18-2013 10:29 PM
RobGallagher
Re: Yikes! Mooring System Failure

Quote:
Originally Posted by Flybyknight View Post
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.
02-18-2013 08:27 PM
Flybyknight
Re: Yikes! Mooring System Failure

What ever you do; do not! I repeat, do not buy Chinese swivels.
Why?
because they're cast, not forged.
Dick
02-18-2013 11:34 AM
Maine Sail
Re: Yikes! Mooring System Failure

Quote:
Originally Posted by RobGallagher View Post
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..
02-18-2013 10:25 AM
blutoyz
Re: Yikes! Mooring System Failure

In Warwick Cove we have semi-annual inspections required for moorings.
02-17-2013 12:19 AM
RobGallagher
Re: Yikes! Mooring System Failure

Quote:
Originally Posted by Maine Sail View Post
You may want to get on the towns mooring committee to get them to address the issue of continuously un-setting moorings..... I know many towns think they are doing a good thing by mandating removal but this only causes problems with an entire mooring field of partially set moorings. The harder the bottom type the longer it takes these moorings to properly set. A mushroom "screws" into the bottom by the boat moving around it. A properly set mushroom will have the shank near vertical and the bell buried 3'-6' below the bottom.. My diver charges me $75.00 to dive my mooring and inspect it and it remains set....
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.
02-17-2013 12:05 AM
Hudsonian
Re: Yikes! Mooring System Failure

I, too, leave my mooring in. At the end of the boating season, six adjacent mooring owner remove our pendants, tie the moorings together with 3/8" polypropelene line, and drop them for the winter. In the Spring it takes about 15 minutes to grapple for the polypro line. When you find one mooring chain you've found them all.
02-16-2013 10:01 PM
chef2sail
Re: Yikes! Mooring System Failure

Quote:
Originally Posted by billyruffn View Post
Nothing quite like the bond between a man and his mooring!
Does the fact that the mooring is in a mostly fresh slighly brackish water have any bearing on corrosion. Our YC has three mooorings just a little further north than the OP and I am going to have them checked after reading what happened to his.
02-16-2013 07:00 PM
billyruffn
Re: Yikes! Mooring System Failure

Nothing quite like the bond between a man and his mooring!
02-16-2013 06:53 PM
billyruffn
Re: Yikes! Mooring System Failure

It's not a good idea to leave the ball in place during the winter. If you drop the top chain to the bottom, as MaineSail has suggested, it's better for the chain. If it stays hooked up to the ball the top several feet of the chain will wear away faster for two reasons: more O2 in the water to make rust, and the constant motion of the ball moving in wind and swell causes the chain just below the ball to wear faster. Do as MS recommends and drop the top chain into the mud with a line and small bouy attached to facilitate it's recovery in the spring.
02-16-2013 06:21 PM
dvuyxx
Re: Yikes! Mooring System Failure

(OP) Here in the Annapolis area, other than not obstructing channels or access, there is an odd lack of rules regarding mooring buoys. You can drop them wherever you like provided that you have access to them. There are no regulations or ordinances about inspections or standards. You're really on your own.

This is good advice. Thanks. Even though we don't have anything close to Maine conditions ... I'm going to upgrade mine to New England standards particularly with the swivel.
This thread has more than 10 replies. Click here to review the whole thread.

 
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


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:08 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) Marine.com LLC 2000-2012

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