Mooring Buoy Safety
- In adverse conditions, the holding power of the mooring can be increased by lengthening the mooring pennant. This increases the scope of the mooring providing greater holding power.
- A second mooring pennant can be run to the top eye as a safety in case the primary pennant chafes through or fails.
- Shackles should be moused to prevent opening. Electricians plastic tie wraps are an excellent means of securing a shackle.
- Always use chafing gear where mooring lines run through bow chocks or are likely to contact deck hardware. A thimble on the shackled end will prevent chafe at the buoy.