Mooring with a bowsprit

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Mooring with a bowsprit

Postby JFJ » Mon May 22nd, 2017, 12:07 am

Hi All

Quick (and probably asked before) question.

I launched Iris a couple of weeks ago, and been out and about strangford lough a bit. In Stangford, we use swing moorings. recently, most of the winds have been from the south and from there, there is some ;swirling'....
The boat has a fairly long rising chain from the swivel joint - perhaps 3 meters, and the buoy is on a 2 m chain.
The chain runs forward, and off the starboard roller, about half way along the bowsprit. Fin and dandy - there is a place where 2 links touch the wood of the bowsprit, and will need attention as it chaffs off my sikkens..... However, I am a bit more concerned about the wire attaching the bowsprit. When the boat swigs (and she was doing a fair bit the past two days), she rubs the chain against this wire. Its currently coated in a blue plastic cover, but much rubbing and that will be off.....

I was wondering if anyone has a swing mooring, and what you do re this (or am I being pickkey).. I am not keen on replacing the chain with rope, but I was thinking of sheathing the chain in the same plastic (if I can find one to fit)

On its previous mooring, it was much shallower, and the rising and strop chains were equally shorter. I could put a second hand-bouy on the chain to adjust the angle of the strop chain, but not convinced this would make a difference?

John J

JFJ
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Re: Mooring with a bowsprit

Postby JFJ » Tue May 23rd, 2017, 1:51 pm

Never mind, I popped some Polly pipe over the chain, and will assess...


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