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Old 14-09-2019, 15:50   #1
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Swing mooring and anchor

We call a buoy attached to a rode and concrete block a swing mooring. In poor weather setting an anchor as well as attaching to the swing mooring settles the mind a little more! As the wind might/will likely change setting the anchor correctly is important. Has anyone a good method that works well?
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Old 14-09-2019, 16:25   #2
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Re: Swing mooring and anchor

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We call a buoy attached to a rode and concrete block a swing mooring. In poor weather setting an anchor as well as attaching to the swing mooring settles the mind a little more! As the wind might/will likely change setting the anchor correctly is important. Has anyone a good method that works well?
A properly built swing mooring apparatus doesn't need an additional anchor.
In changing winds or tide an anchor will only complicate things.
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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, Garthh.
A "swing mooring" is, by definition, a single point attachment, to the bottom.
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Re: Swing mooring and anchor

Deploying an anchor while on a mooring seems like a receipt for disaster. I would only consider deploying an anchor while attached to a mooring if I thought the mooring was inadequate for my boat and conditions. Of course, if I thought this, I wouldnt be on that mooring.

I suppose I could conceive of a scenario that would force me to be on a poor mooring, but then were into dealing with bad situations. At which point Id do whatever I needed to do. To deploy an anchor I probably launch it from my dinghy. Or if I could manage it, Id set the anchor first and arrange it so I could back down and then pick up the mooring.

But seriously, none of these options are good. Much better to be swinging from your own good anchor and rode (assuming you have good anchor and rode) than playing with what you suggest.
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