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Re: Mooring a 13 ton sailboat ( Morgan 41 OI )
You can put together the underwater bits pretty easily, but the weak point in the setup will be where the pennant comes aboard the boat. Even with the best chafe gear it only takes a short time, in the right conditions, to wear through it and the pennant and your boat is going walkabout.
I understand that most of the communities in the Northeast that allow moorings have strict regulations about fabricating them, so that's where I'd go to get the information as to what size, length and weight the underwater bits should be.
"Any idiot can make a boat go; it takes a sailor to stop one." Spike Africa aboard the schooner Wanderer in Sausalito, Ca. 1964.
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