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Don’t tie up like this! #218529
02/23/2020 04:00 PM
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Please don’t do this! Tie to the balls properly.

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Re: Don’t tie up like this! [Re: GeorgeC1] #218541
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But it's so much fun starting a betting pool on which parts first, the pennant eye or the mooring line.

Re: Don’t tie up like this! [Re: GeorgeC1] #218542
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Oh George!

Isn't that the official Moorings Knot?

Do you have a close up photo to share?


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Re: Don’t tie up like this! [Re: GeorgeC1] #218558
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ok... I'll bite. The image isn't all that clear for me but it looks like they have two lines each going to the pendent eye and back up onto the cleat. Which looks correct to me. So what am I not seeing?


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Re: Don’t tie up like this! [Re: GeorgeC1] #218559
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They have a single line from one bow cleat through the pennant to the other bow clear. Watched the boat saw back and forth all afternoon.

Re: Don’t tie up like this! [Re: GeorgeC1] #218565
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First mistake was mooring to a BoatyBall...

Re: Don’t tie up like this! [Re: GeorgeC1] #218568
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George,
Which bow cleats? Difficult to see from your photo.
I’m only familiar w Moorings sail cats, but have seen some use the cleats on the bar between the hulls. duh
Isn’t it preferable to utilize the cleats affixed to each hull?

And of course, I concur the use of two lines to avoid chaffing of a single line.

Re: Don’t tie up like this! [Re: GeorgeC1] #218570
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I use the cleats on the front as chocks for each line with one end of each rope tied to the lateral hull cleats...I have had Moorings briefers indicate it is OK to use the bow cleats but they are in the minority of my briefings and figure better be safe then sorry

Re: Don’t tie up like this! [Re: GeorgeC1] #218608
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I see this every day in CGB. Multiple times!


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Re: Don’t tie up like this! [Re: jphart] #218773
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Originally Posted by jphart
George,
Which bow cleats? Difficult to see from your photo.
I’m only familiar w Moorings sail cats, but have seen some use the cleats on the bar between the hulls. duh
Isn’t it preferable to utilize the cleats affixed to each hull?

And of course, I concur the use of two lines to avoid chaffing of a single line.

Originally Posted by jphart
George,
Which bow cleats? Difficult to see from your photo.
I’m only familiar w Moorings sail cats, but have seen some use the cleats on the bar between the hulls. duh
Isn’t it preferable to utilize the cleats affixed to each hull?

And of course, I concur the use of two lines to avoid chaffing of a single line.


Our Moorings cat had lines too short to tie from the hulls. We had to use the forward cleats (despite the warning stickers saying not to.)

Re: Don’t tie up like this! [Re: GeorgeC1] #218789
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It might be that the pendant wasnt pulled up enough...

The 2nd end does get tied to the bow cleats being careful not to bind the other end tied to the lateral cleat and running through the middle of the bow cleat like a chock...


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