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Old 01-11-2014, 17:25   #31
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Re: That friggin mooring ball thing

The easiest and best solution I've read, would be put the rudder hard over. I don't recall who posted it.
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Re: That friggin mooring ball thing

There are times when the rudder over method doesn't work like with light wind/light current. Once on the Hudson I think I saw people using ridged PVC tubes to keep the mooring ball off of the hull but I'm not sure of the specifics of the set up.


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Re: That friggin mooring ball thing

boden36's method works for us, with the smaller mooring balls found here in Oz. I can imagine that if you're having to deal with many, and of different sizes, you could make up your own adjustable size one out of canvas or WeatherMax, and velcro, and make a donut sort of deal which you apply from the dinghy that would cushion the impacts, and make it quiet. Variations in bow shapes will also affect the process, so experimentation is in order...

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Re: That friggin mooring ball thing

I'm not certain as to who's mooring line you're using, yours, or one permanently affixed to the ball. But I reckon you can figure out a way to make the following work either way.

You just get a section of PVC pipe or conduit, & slide it down over your mooring line, & you should be good.
Just make sure that you pick up a piece which is stiff enough for the job. As a heavy boat may snap a piece of 3/4".

I always made certain that the end of the pipe on the mooring ball end rode on the fat, tail end of the splice in the 3-strand (from where I'd spliced in an eye), just on the off chance it wanted to chafe. But in 500+ days of life moored that way it was never an issue. And on the inboard end, I just made sure that my chafing gear was set up to cover any rode at that end of the PVC, as well as the standard stuff from mooring/anchoring. But again never an issue.

Oh, at the top end of the PVC, you can put a figure 8 or other stopper knot/system, so that you don't wind up accidentally donating it to King Neptune (and or drill a small hole through the PVC & affix a small diameter safety cord to it). And above the stopper knot, I just slipped a fishing float onto the line. One of the ones which looks basically like a foam bullet with a hole through the center.
That way, assuming that I didn't leave the dinghy on the mooring when I took the boat someplace, I could leave the piece PVC on the line & it'd stay afloat for when I came back.

Also, to keep the dinghy from bumping me from the back, I'd just toss a small drogue, or bucket on a short line off of it's aft end. Which I'm sure helped to keep me from bumping the mooring ball as well.
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