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26M Mooring question

Postby Bobglas » Thu Apr 20, 2017 7:51 am

Planning to moor the boat on Lake Champlain (avoid a 250 mile haul) this Summer. The 26M only has the two cleats on the bow, no skene chock (fairlead?). I worry that the pendants will chafe if just attached to the cleats. The boat will be left at most for two weeks at a time, hopefully less. Anyone w/ mooring experience?
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Re: 26M Mooring question

Postby Seapup » Thu Apr 20, 2017 1:30 pm

Tublar webbing makes good chafe protection, I use it on my dock lines where they used to chafe.

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http://sail-delmarva.blogspot.com/p/chafe-gear.html
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Re: 26M Mooring question

Postby Norca » Thu Apr 20, 2017 1:47 pm

I keep the boat on a mooring.
I tie up to the starboard cleat and lead the pennant out thru the anchor roller.
Never had a problem with chafe, even when the boat swing back and forth
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Re: 26M Mooring question

Postby NiceAft » Thu Apr 20, 2017 7:27 pm

The first year I had my :macm: , I moored it for two weeks in Lake George. I had no problem with chaffing what so ever, and I took no special precautions with fancy tying strategies . I believe you're concern is well intended, but you needn't worry. Due your due diligence, and be aware if there is any severe movement. There will always be some swinging.

I do recommend that you get one of these. Image It makes grabbing the mooring line when coming in much easier.

Ray
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Re: 26M Mooring question

Postby Y.B.Normal » Fri Apr 21, 2017 8:04 am

I've kept my 26M on a mooring for 8 years without a problem. I also lead the line from the stbd cleat through the anchor roller. I moored it with one rudder down to reduce the amount of growth on the rudders. The only problem that's developed is the bolt holes in the steering rods have elongated; I hope to eliminate this by installing rod end bearings at the end of the tubes.
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Re: 26M Mooring question

Postby Bobglas » Fri Apr 21, 2017 12:19 pm

Y.B.Normal wrote:I've kept my 26M on a mooring for 8 years without a problem. I also lead the line from the stbd cleat through the anchor roller. I moored it with one rudder down to reduce the amount of growth on the rudders. The only problem that's developed is the bolt holes in the steering rods have elongated; I hope to eliminate this by installing rod end bearings at the end of the tubes.

Why the rudder down?
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Re: 26M Mooring question

Postby NiceAft » Fri Apr 21, 2017 12:30 pm

With the rudder down, or the daggerboard down, it will slow up any swinging. It will not eliminate swinging, but slow it down.

I never thought it important to slow up swinging. It will do what it's going to do. :)

As to preventing growth, I don't think it will work.

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Re: 26M Mooring question

Postby Highlander » Fri Apr 21, 2017 6:33 pm

yep I tink a D/B halfway down is a good Idea depending on water depth & tides :o which I,ll have to concentrate on more being in the NWP now ! :)

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Re: 26M Mooring question

Postby bwygirl » Wed Apr 26, 2017 2:03 pm

If you are going to leave your boat on a mooring pin, use you trailer eye on the bow. If you have a dock slip you can get line protectors.
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