Sunday, September 18, 2011

Mooring failure

Boat was floating away. Fortunately it was noticed before it went on the rocks. Here is what caused the failure. This link attached the mooring chain to the anchor chain. It was tightened at the beginning of the season. I should have known better as I have had these connectors loosen when used on safety chains on the trailer. Whatever link is used must be wired so it can't loosen! Small plastic wire ties work well.


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