December 2003 Archives

Chafe

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RopeCleat.JPG

The new waterfront manager at the club drew our attention to some surprising wear on our stern mooring line. One of the strands of the three ply nylon had been chafing against one of the posts of the cleat. It is something that I should have noticed and would have been easy to prevent.

RopeWear.JPG I haven't been very happy wih the nylon rope that we used for the mooring lines. It goes very hard on exposue to the elements. You can even see that on the photo on the left (the loop should be lying flat on the surface, rather than "standing proud").
Newline.JPG The solution is of course obvious, tie the line around the post nearest to the direction of the line and use poly rope rather than nylon. It's all so obvious now... But thanks to Gary at the Alfred's marine for noticing!

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