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Mooring to a ring.

Discussion in 'Cruising Sailors' started by Al Schober, Feb 11, 2019. Add this thread to a FAQ

  1. Al Schober

    Al Schober

    Joined Feb 11, 2017
    74 posts, 55 likes
    former Tartan 30
    41971 US now in Rockland, ME
    Saw this means of securing a mooring line to a ring in Copenhagen last fall. I thought it was clever, so I'll share the photos. P1030146.JPG P1030147.JPG

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  2. dlochner


    Joined Jan 11, 2014
    3,438 posts, 1,579 likes
    Sabre 362
    113 US Fair Haven, NY
    Interesting. What happens if the line goes slack? The stick could fall out and then the line would be loose.

  3. Tod


    Joined Dec 30, 2010
    74 posts, 67 likes
    Montgomery 17
    US trailered
    If you don't happen to have a dowel, you can also just do a chain stitch that will release similarly quickly just by pulling on the bitter end. It was standard procedure at the college sailing club, where boats were staying at the dock for a short time. I don't recall any ever drifting off unexpectedly (you can add a locking stitch if you want too).

    Great for things like pumping out or refueling, but I'd want something more secure for extended use.

    Similar to the chain stitch is the "bank robber hitch"

  4. Captain Larry-DH

    Captain Larry-DH

    Joined Jun 14, 2010
    650 posts, 350 likes
    Quorning Dragonfly 1200
    US home
    I loved Copenhagen :thumbup:
    These are Danish fishing boats on the west coast of Denmark (on the North Sea coast, Jutland, near Thy National Park). They use tractors to pull these boats ashore and drag them back down again. Note the sacrificial slat skids beneath the boats.

    Danish Fishing boats.JPG

    There was an interesting small museum there, about the crews that were organized using longboats to rescue stricken vessels along that shore. They operated under incredibly harsh conditions in open boats, using oar power. Original boats and equipment were on display.,8.1544633,3a,75y,90t/data=!3m8!1e2!3m6!1sAF1QipMkOiSudWxKoYxgyxAqzq1ERUCkpFsTgeQVWpba!2e10!3e12!6s!7i4128!8i3096!4m8!1m2!2m1!1smuseum!3m4!1s0x0:0x6b18b9ebf25ba5e1!8m2!3d56.6230931!4d8.1544304

    Last edited: Feb 11, 2019
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  5. Ron20324


    Joined Jan 22, 2008
    6,785 posts, 833 likes
    Beneteau 323
    US Annapolis MD

  6. Mark Maulden

    Mark Maulden

    Joined Jan 25, 2011
    1,873 posts, 208 likes
    S2 11.0A
    US Anacortes, WA
    Canadian CG in BC does this. With heavier timbers though..

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