I boat in 1000 Islands area of New York/Ontario, North America. Mostly we anchor
out but we often pick up a mooring
can. My last boat, a 30 foot express cruiser, allowed us to do this easily by passing a long line aft to the swim platform where the buoy could be easily reached and the line threaded through. There is no pennant to make the job easy. There is a ring on top of the float which sits about a foot off the water
. A walk back to the bow and the boat was secured.
boat is an aft cabin
where it is not easy to pass a line aft to the swim platform and then return it to the bow. There are a number of devices to permit
the threading of the line through the buoy ring. This site shows some of them:
Our competitors - Yachtage Industries
None of these are perfect but a couple will work for me. The one I like best so far is this:
I want a device to help pass my mooring
line through the ring when all is done. Having been caught in a micro-burst at anchor
(my Bruce held!) there will be no half measures. If I can't find anything here I will order overseas.
Does anyone know where such devices can be found here in North America, or do you have a better mouse-trap to solve this issue? My search has been fruitless so far.