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Date Posted: - Friday - 05/23/08 - 2:32pm
Author: Lawrence Killingsworth
Subject: Mooring Solution
In reply to: Mike Anthony 's message, "Bobstay/dolphin striker on an M-40" on - Wednesday - 05/21/08 - 7:39am

Hi, Mike --

We use a sturdy line shackled to the point where the bobstay attaches to the hull when we anchor Ta' Ata Ori. The line attaches to the anchor chain. This avoids hitting the dolphin striker and also lowers the point at which the anchor is attached, so less bucking in the swells. Maybe something like this would work for a mooring buoy, too.

We are just about ready to step our new masts. We went with aluminum, but they are painted spar buff, so they look just like the old wooden masts. But a lot less weight aloft. We are eager to see how she sails with the new masts and a new set of sails, too. Can't wait to put up that mizzen stays'l.

Best regards to you and yours,

-- Lawrence

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[> A Second Solution -- Randall, Murre, M31, - Friday - 05/23/08 - 3:01pm

Another technique to consider is running the mooring line through a block (or blocks if you're doubling back) at the end of the bow sprit.

I run my anchor snubbing line this way on Murre with great success. Oddly, I find it has the same dampening effect that Lawrence mentions for his method and also helps to prevent wandering about the anchorage.

RR


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[> [> bobstay problem -- Mike Anthony, - Thursday - 05/29/08 - 2:12pm

Thanks for all the suggestions, we have had some pretty high winds and the stay seems to hold up well. However, I will look into the other possible solution as well.

Lawerence, good luck with the new spars, aluminum will certainly be far easier to work with. Would love to see pics once they are stepped.

Mike & Paula
SV Tivoli


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