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Old 25-08-2014, 03:33   #1
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Fergie buoy mooring

Hi There , has any yachtie out there had problems with fergie buoy mooring systems cheers Brent
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Re: Fergie buoy mooring

NZ Mooring Safety Advisory:

Mooring safety advisory

"There have recently been some cases of mooring failures due to the top ropes being damaged by twisting against the lay of the rope. Mooring systems employing Fergie buoys or similar (where the top rope passes through the buoy) with three strand rope appear to be more prone to this problem. Such mooring systems should as a minimum, be fitted with a swivel between the top rope and the intermediate chain to alleviate twisting, and it is advisable to have an additional swivel fitted above the buoy. However swivels may not always run freely enough to eliminate the problem..."
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Re: Fergie buoy mooring

Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, Brent.

Mooring safety advisory

“There have recently been some cases of mooring failures due to the top ropes being damaged by twisting against the lay of the rope. Mooring systems employing Fergie buoys or similar (where the top rope passes through the buoy) with three strand rope appear to be more prone to this problem...
... Mooring owners using Fergie buoys or similar are urgently advised to check their top ropes for any signs of twisting or hockling (where the rope eventually folds back on itself) as it will weaken the rope and may even allow any splices to slip free. Multiplait rope is preferable for use with these types of buoys as the splices will not unlay when twisted...”

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Re: Fergie buoy mooring

Hi guys thanks for comments the yacht you see in the notice is ours the fergie wasnt fitted with a swival hense the unlaying and going aground on a lovely still evening. They need multiplatt as suggested not 3 strand as used on this one. Will give you an update next week on matters
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