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post #11 of 22 Old 10-02-2011
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Gee on a cat I simply snug in the bridle....hehehehehehe.....i2f

20 MPH ain't fast unless, you do it in a 1000sq 3/2 house on 10foot waves
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That's not fair!

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You could use extra fenders or a larger swimming noodle and tie them together around the mooring bouy to stop the banging.

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Is there anything wrong with mooring lines attached to the stern? It seems to have worked.
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Is there anything wrong with mooring lines attached to the stern? It seems to have worked.
Nothing, unless your mooring field is prone to large breaking waves :P In fact the boat will probably be more stable when tied from the stern.

I have anchored from the stern before and found that the noise of even very small waves lapping against the hull and transom to be a bit.... surprising. I didn't try to sleep through it.

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That's not fair!
There's got to be some advantantages for not going to windward.......i2f

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As noted above this is an issue in the PNW given alternating wind and currents. I use a length of shock cord to keep the buoy away from the hull when things are calm. As wind or current picks up the cord stretches, and the load is taken up by the proper mooring line. This only works if you have a decent overhange and/or a pulpit.
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When all else fails, you might place a "necklace" of fenders (tied end-to-end) around the hard mooring buoy. You will still bump, but the noise will be substantially reduced. We've used this technique on more than one occasion.
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How about a pool noodle around the mooring ball? As the noodles are soft should be quiet and easy on hull surface.
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Around were i live in the basin this happens all the time. ive never seen any one do some thing about it. on some of the boats there marks on the hull bottom paint from the buoy wearing off on the hull of the boat. i did see some one putting pool floats around the buoy

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