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    Default Re: Wee Barkie a pocket cruiser meauring just over 25' will it get me there

    A friend of mine who used to lay moorings in Moreton Bay, used to buy chain from Wanless Scrap Metal. It was called scrub chain, about 3/4'' thick links and heavy!
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    Quote Originally Posted by WX View Post
    I had heard they were going to allow more more small craft moorings at Boyds Bay. Would stainless chain be better or is there the danger of it becoming brittle?
    Boyd's Bay would definitely be my preferred mooring .
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    The rule is pretty much, the heavier the better. Any chain is strong enough. You want the weight for the ground chain and the secondary chain so really big chain is required. An SS version of that would cost a fortune and be unnecessary anyway as mooring chain lasts a long time.

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    Default Re: Wee Barkie a pocket cruiser meauring just over 25' will it get me there

    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post
    The rule is pretty much, the heavier the better. Any chain is strong enough. You want the weight for the ground chain and the secondary chain so really big chain is required. An SS version of that would cost a fortune and be unnecessary anyway as mooring chain lasts a long time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterSibley View Post
    Boyd's Bay would definitely be my preferred mooring .
    Mine also presently several of the smaller boats are waiting for notification to be allowed to move to Teronora.

    Rick The bottom block chain is very heavy barge chain and I was very surprised to hear of the wear ,then again its a sandy bottom in the river and moving 24/7.

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    Right, I guess river sand would be pretty abrasive! Many years ago, I had a friend who managed the historical sites on Rottnest Is. They had a display there as a warning to boat owners, of mooring chain that had been abraded and corroded quite quickly there. But my recollection of it is that the chains were a lot lighter than those we use here these days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by auscruisertom View Post
    With an East Coast low generating 40 kn winds last week and another approaching I took the opportunity to check up on Wee Barkie.
    Unfortunately she looked like she had been involved in a squirmish with both sides of her hull paint damaged the bow sprite bronze tubing stripe badly scraped , the cover Nellie sewed ripped to shreds and the Dolphin striker loosened . The 35 poundCQR also must have received a rather hard knock leaving its fluke mark on the hull.

    Aperently two boats broke their moorings and where rescued at night by another yachty who then tied them up to the Fingal boat ramp jetty. I have yet to hear the full story and attempt to find out who was responsible.
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    This was the culprit that caused the damage to WB looks like the swivel was seized twisting the chain which parted sometimes today. I found Jaz drifting heading for WB once again since she did not have an anchor in her well I set my spare Plow after some precarious manouvering while avoiding two more collisions.http://<a href="https://postimg.org/...&#91;/IMG]</a>

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    Thank goodness it wasn't bigger Tom !
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    Default Re: Wee Barkie a pocket cruiser meauring just over 25' will it get me there

    You need a good swivel cannon on deck.

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    Default Re: Wee Barkie a pocket cruiser meauring just over 25' will it get me there

    Quote Originally Posted by PeterSibley View Post
    A friend of mine who used to lay moorings in Moreton Bay, used to buy chain from Wanless Scrap Metal. It was called scrub chain, about 3/4'' thick links and heavy!
    Thanks Peter might investigate that lead and get my head around pouring my own cement block and the setting it at Boyds Bay.

    Phil the swivel cannon sounds good except I would be moored in a ships graveyard with another 4 coming loose this last storm, one big boat actually went out the bar then went aground on some rocks.







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    It's not as easy as it sounds Tom. You need at least a tonne of concrete and you need to carry that and lower it safely to where you want it.

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    Agreed Rick, my friend had a specially built barge with a hatch in the middle, a tripod and a chainblock to lower the mooring exactly where required. The mooring itself was a very large earthmoving tyre , filled with concrete with the chain embedded. Quite a project, especially getting it where required.
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    Default Re: Wee Barkie a pocket cruiser meauring just over 25' will it get me there

    Train wheels are popular as mooring weights in Sa and Tassie. But I would not try to lay a mooring from my boat.

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    Making up the mooring wouldn't be that hard but getting it into position on the the river bottom is a major logistical exercise !
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