Troubles in the harbour
- 27 June 2018
- Guides and advices
Small contingencies that can ruin the holiday and how to avoid them
As already explained in this article, the harbor can be a dangerous place. Mooring may require difficult maneuvers that could put the less experienced sailors in trouble. Moreover, if specific fenders did not protect the docks, your boat could be damaged.
Even if you overcome these hitches, however, many more problems may arise.
For instance, some yachtsman keep on not using a mooring system in support of mooring bitts. The result is that the boats are at the mercy of the wind and the sea. Sometimes everything would work just fine, but you always have to consider where you are going to dock and when. On the summer the majority of the marinas reserve very small spaces for each vessel, in order to contain as much boat as they can. In this way the boats that do not have reliable mooring systems are more likely to bump into each other. In the less clement seasons, instead, it is even possible that freak waves and coastal storm can reap away ropes and bitts.
Another mooring-related problem can arise when you decide to overnighting, fully enjoying the holiday boat experience. The swing motion of the boat can indeed damage the boat and create extreme discomfort to the crew, especially if the harbor in which the boat is berthed is subjected to sea undertow. Also, when the waves rock your boat, the ropes used without the shock absorbers tend to produce a jarring and annoying noise. So, say farewell to your relaxing night under the stars.
It’s paramount to have a reliable mooring system chosen with attention. A mooring shock absorber way too small could not handle the strain to which is exposed. On the contrary a too big one can just steal space and increase the weight of the boat. That’s why in our website, for each product you can find the technical details that can help you to make the best choice on the basis of your boat type.
Moreover, INMARE mooring shock absorbers are built using a patented UV stable thermoplastic compound with high elasticity and resistance. Unlike steel springs, which work in compression, the INMARE mooring springs work in extension, avoiding the traditional elastic rebound and progressively absorbing strain on the mooring line, without emitting annoying squeaks. The difference is also notable compared with soft rubber (EDPM): our shock absorbers are resistant to high temperatures, do not leave traces of color, do not scratch the hull and do not degrade in the marine environment.