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Old 19-04-2011, 22:02   #1
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Horseshoe Buoy

What do you think about securing a horseshoe buoy to the boat? Our boat came with a horseshoe buoy and mounting frame. Should this be secured to the boat and if so, how much polypropylene line?
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Old 20-04-2011, 00:06   #2
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Re: Horseshoe Buoy

My (never used) Lifesling has 125' of multi-filament polypropylene retrieving line. That should work.
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Re: Horseshoe Buoy

I have one of those lifeslings also. It came with the boat but they are not approved in Canada. We have to have a lifebuoy ring with 50 ft. of floating line and a self lighting device. Huge ripoff. A $75 self-righting floating flash light.
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Re: Horseshoe Buoy

Horse shoe buoys are not attached to the boat. They are usually attached to the MOB, strobe light, etc.
Someone goes overboard you release yjr MOB and everything goes over the side, then you make your turn around using the MOB pole as an aiming point to return to the person in the water.
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Re: Horseshoe Buoy

We "attached" our horseshoe buoy with a small Velcro strap to its mounting frame, looped the 75' of floating line on the frame under the Velcro strap.
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