August 07, 2006
Mooring Your RIB
So you keep your RIB on a mooring – so what’s the best way to secure the mooring pennants so as to not damage the tube?
As with tying a RIB to the dock (we’ll cover this in a subsequent posting –stay tuned) you want to avoid anything that can lead to a line chafing the tube. The best way to go about this is to secure the mooring pennant directly to the bow eye.
You can do this very easily with a stainless steel clip or stainless steel karabiner that is clipped through the loop at the end of the mooring pennant and then clipped directly to the bow eye. For a more permanent set up, you can have your local mooring service company splice the mooring clip to the end of the pennant. If your mooring has two lines, make the second line 3’- 4’ longer so that you can drape it over the tube and secure it to the deck cleat. This line is intended only as a safety line and should have no pressure on it. It’s literally draped over the tube and hangs in the water.
This set up works extremely well and makes mooring your boat quick and easy.
You can see the primary mooring line goes directly to the bow eye and the secondary (grayish-blue line) drapes over the tube (note there is no pressure on it)
A mooring clip spliced directly to the pennant.
What Not To Do - Here's an example of the secondary line being too tight - see how all the load is on the line over the tube - You can actually see the line going to the bow eye is slacked.
Posted by ribcraftusa at August 7, 2006 08:47 AMBack To Index