We also rig double bridles to the mooring line eye.
Now this is not a catamaran
, it is a 36 foot monohull
, but close to the same idea. This double bridle method is required by the bare boat charter
companies in the BVI
. Most all bareboat
skippers and charter
skippers use the double bridle.
We pick up the mooring with the port hand side bridle and bring in back and proper cleat it to the same port bow cleat. The eye is up close to the port bow hull
We leave the eye up close to the port toe rail.
Then we reave the starboard line outside of the pulpit, thru the secured up close eye, hual it back around the bow and outside of the pulpit, then pay them both out until the eye is a about a foot or so for'd of the bow. Not much line to twist or tangle.
Winds up separate bridles . Port and starboard. I use proper cleat hitches to the bow cleats
, and then flemish out any access line on the deck
I like your method for the catamaran
We see lots of catamarans in the BVI
, and they have generally new crew, family
and friends picking up the mooring and they do a great job. Heck of lot faster than we are.
We will have changing tides, and winds from calm to ripping, and changing directions, especially in mooring fields near canyons with windshifts and back winding.
So far, so good.
: After checking that the mooring is secure and proper, it is time for our after mooring beer
. Feels great after a sailing passage
and easing into a new harbor or bay.