Originally Posted by cchesley
The use of a shorter bridle will solve the problem--- of noise and buoy bumping. However, as you shorten the legs of the bridle, you increase the load on those legs. you might want to consider a heavier size of line if you expect to be on a mooring during any significant blows.
Good point. Its a good idea to use heavy lines (I use dock
lines) and adjust the length of legs based on conditions. When winds are honking, extend out the legs and reduce the load on the lines. When winds are light and current
is a problem, snug em up and trap the buoy halfway between the hulls. This is another advantage of a cat. On my mono, I had several sleepless nights listening to "bump...bump...bump..kerploosh" as the bouy hit one side of the hull and popped up on the other side.