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    smokey73 replied to the thread Mooring Buoy Failure?.
    So, in the equation where c = xd where x is the muiltiplyer of depth required (ie scope c is 2 times depth or 2.5 times depth, which is...
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    smokey73 replied to the thread Mooring Buoy Failure?.
    Thanks Maine, That is what I expected. From what I've read the recommended scope is 2 to 2 1/2 times the max water depth. I also read...
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    smokey73 replied to the thread Mooring Buoy Failure?.
    Thanks Maine, Not sure what you mean by "a sufficiently sized shackle"? I don't know if the galvanized washer was there or not. It...
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    smokey73 replied to the thread Mooring Buoy Failure?.
    You must have no appreciable tidal current there? I can't imagine it working here in Beaufort. We have a 8 foot todal swing here with...
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    smokey73 replied to the thread Mooring Buoy Failure?.
    Greg, thanks a lot for the tip. Do you have a picture of the "washer" installed on the ball and the "pendant holder that you describe...
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    smokey73 replied to the thread Mooring Buoy Failure?.
    Yep - that is exactly what my ball looks like. Sounds like I might be on the right track and I'll let them know that adding chain...
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    smokey73 reacted to Hunter216's post in the thread Mooring Buoy Failure? with Like Like.
    I assume this is what your mooring ball looks like new. The reason my neighbours failed just like yours is during a storm the waves...
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    smokey73 replied to the thread Mooring Buoy Failure?.
    Your right, probably coming to the conclusion that that is the only reasonable failure mode. Was hoping someone else had seen this and...
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    smokey73 replied to the thread Mooring Buoy Failure?.
    I understand all that - I know how to solve the getting underway problem too. What I'm really looking for is some idea of "failure...
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    smokey73 replied to the thread Mooring Buoy Failure?.
    Correct on all counts. The style of this mooring ball the chain goes up a tube inside the ball. I am not tied off to the mooring ball...
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    smokey73 replied to the thread Mooring Buoy Failure?.
    When you're looking at the thumbnail pictures in the original post you're looking at the top of the mooring buoy, not the bottom. The...
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    smokey73 replied to the thread Mooring Buoy Failure?.
    I don't think that will work with the type of buoy they provide at our yacht club mooring field. The chain from the bottom is 7/8 inch...
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    smokey73 replied to the thread Mooring Buoy Failure?.
    All the mooring buoys are the same. The mooring line does attach directly to the chain that goes through a tube in the bouy so we are...
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    When Dorian passed by here I had a mooring buoy failure where the ground tackle attachment to the buoy "pulled through" the buoy. We...
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    Every anchor is at risk of loss now and then. Sometimes they just get hung up and are irretrievable. Why throw away all that extra...