Originally Posted by Pete7
The new rubber snubbers for the mooring
ropes are awaiting collection in the local post office, was going to be a job for this weekend
However, she is in one of the most sheltered spots in the harbour so ought be be okay, but its very early in the season and a few folk are going to be caught out and not just boats.
It's not been that bad in Cowes. I've been on board since yesterday. Nothing over 50 knots, although they say there have been 70 knot
gusts at the Needles. That's feasible sailing
conditions in the Solent. I guess your boat
should be fine. Are you in a marina?
I long for my Hamble mooring
like this. Way up the river, never any wave action of any kind. And the light pontoon between the piles moves with the boat
, so there is no harsh boat-dock interaction. Cowes is quite bouncy, even after the new breakwater was completed.
I've got a 20mm long nylon rope
with a rubber buffer in it rigged from the pontoon opposite to my offside quarter, pulling the boat clear of the pontoon I'm berthed to. Another line from the offside bow to the perpendicular pontoon holds the bow off. This adds immensely to comfort in a bouncy marina.