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Old 10-02-2016, 09:49   #16
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Re: ok... What is this?

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We called them diver buoys and used them on trawl nets to keep the mouth of the net open. They can be lowered into deep water and won't collapse

and.....the winner is John Doyle!!!!

Although, they could be used as a float for various purposes,they are harder than a hoesheart,bang noisily against a hull & would probably punch the hull if used as a fender.

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Old 10-02-2016, 10:23   #17
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several uses...pickup line for retrieving anchor rode when returning from day-sail, trip line when anchoring in rocky bottom, etc...or other humorous suggestions submitted here lol
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Old 10-02-2016, 14:19   #18
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Re: ok... What is this?

I've got two of these that were on mine when I purchased her. They are obviously old, perhaps more than 20 years old as they have the origional name written on them. I just thought they are fenders. I don't like using them though as they are fairly hard form of plastic. Now I've painted the boat I won't be using them at all. They will make good buoy's to mark a lost anchor etc.
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Old 10-02-2016, 15:10   #19
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new to boat ownership and have been thinking about this yellow ball.... I'm guessing it is either something to do with marking anchorage.... am I in the ballpark, and if so, where do I attach the doggone thing... to the anchor, or the end of the rode? or what....

Thanks in advance from a noob....
Its NOT a bumper as some people have suggested. The plastic is too hard on those things.

It was most likely there to be used as and anchor buddy, mooring retrieval or crab pots.
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Old 10-02-2016, 16:44   #20
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Re: ok... What is this?

It is a day shape indicates vessel at anchor
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Old 10-02-2016, 21:20   #21
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It is a day shape indicates vessel at anchor
I believe that the anchor ball day shape should be black, not yellow. Mine is!

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I believe that the anchor ball day shape should be black, not yellow. Mine is!

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Old 10-02-2016, 23:24   #23
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hippity hop junior... kids toy....
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Who needs to watch comedy television with all of your replies here to this innocent noobs humble question?
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Old 10-02-2016, 23:46   #25
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Re: ok... What is this?

In Australia and in particular NSW yellow buoys indicate a private swing mooring, red for commercial so it may simply be the mooring marker attached to the mooring rode however by its size it does look like an anchor retriever.
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If the buoy is rigid plastic, then it's an anchor mark, if not it's a fender.
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Re: ok... What is this?

Might try hunting down the previous owner and asking him what he used it for.
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Re: ok... What is this?

@FSMike - I finally did... he said it was a tether ball. HA HA... no... it was as many others suggested...Anchor retreiver/moorage marker. Thanks to you all for a delightful first post response.
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