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Tips For Your Mooring Lines & Requirements During A Storm

Tips For Your Mooring Lines & Requirements During A Storm

by Veronica Jeans, Ecommerce Queen July 28, 2020

What size should your boat lines be during a storm?

  1. Primary Mooring Lines – Check size, condition, and length.
  2. Spring Lines – Check size, condition, and length.
  3. Check vessel cleat size to be sure primary/spring lines will fit on one cleat.
  4. Chafe gear – use clear vinyl, water hose, or leather (punch a hole at each end of the hose to secure it to the line with a smaller line to avoid sliding).

MINIMUM MOORING LINE STANDARD

Yacht Size                                                         Primary Line Size                                                               Spring Line Size

(overall length)                                                          (diameter)                                                                           (diameter)

Up to 23 ft                                                                             3/8”                                                                                         3/8”

24 ft to 32 ft                                                                           ½”                                                                                           ½”

33 ft to 42 ft                                                                           5/8”                                                                                         ½”

43 ft to 51 ft                                                                           ¾”                                                                                           ¾”

Over 51 ft                                                                              1”                                                                                            1”

 

Use only 3-strand twisted or braided nylon (no polypropylene or manila).  Chafe gear – water hose, clear vinyl tubing, sewn on leather (tape is not effective).



Veronica Jeans, Ecommerce Queen
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