Converse Bay 2

Royal Savage Yacht Club

Depth @ 102' lake level: 27'
Coordinates: 44° 17.410' N, 73° 17.298' W

Recommended max: 6,500 lbs / 26' LOA

Last Inspected: 6/19/20

All metal hardware listed below is galvanized unless otherwise noted. Hardware with no "[measurement] remaining" information had no measurable wear.

 GREEN: Good condition.

 YELLOW: Fair condition.

 RED: Replace immediately.

Mooring Components:

  • 6' pickup buoy

  • 5/8" yacht braid pendant w/ thimble, 16' length

  • 1/2" shackle w/ zip tie

  • 24"? center-tube mooring ball

  • 3/8" chain, 18' length

  • 1/2" shackle w/ zip tie

  • 1/2" eye-eye swivel

  • 1/2" shackle w/ zip tie

  • 1/2" self-color chain, 30' length

  • 1/2" shackle w/ zip tie

  • 5/8" shackle w/ SS wire - 1/2" remaining

  • ~200lb? mushroom anchor w/ 7/8" eye -  13/16" remaining. Weight is a guess (but fairly sure).

Mooring Maintenance — 6/19/20

Replaced the 31' worn 3/8" chain rode with 1/2" new self-color chain, & reused 3/8" top chain from TFB mooring. Also (2) new 1/2" shackles mid-chain & bottom chain mooring end. Relocated from 44° 16.999' N, 73° 17.090' W.

I didn't catch that this mooring was being moved significantly deeper after I provided my last estimate, & I had already cut the new chain & the TFB mooring's remaining good sections of 3/8" chain before I noticed the relatively deep depth at the new location. So both the top & bottom chain of this mooring are shorter than they should be. The overall scope of this chain rode is 1.5x to 2x, which is acceptable in a protected cove but with this mooring's 3-mile fetch SW, ideally the short scope should be corrected during the next maintenance cycle.

Until the newly relocated mushroom anchor has set, this mooring may be more likely to drag if used by large boats in significant storms.

Mooring Inspection — 5/6/20

This mooring is in poor to fair shape overall.

This is one of the few RSYC moorings that currently has proper scope at seasonal depth.

The chain rode contains a worn 3/8" shackle. 3/8" shackles have half the WLL of 3/8" chain & are not appropriate for boat moorings. It is not in danger of failing immediately, but recommend replacing ASAP. The split between chain sections makes no sense & puts the weak undersized shackle in the area that receives the most wear.

The mooring chain is worn & will need replacement soon, this year or next spring at the most. The links worn to 3/16" were not overly corroded with the remaining metal in fair condition.

Boats using this mooring in large storms are likely to experience shock loading due to the chain rode being all 3/8" chain. That causes more wear & restricts the max boat size more than what's typical.

Charlie added a new pendant, new swivel & all new top shackles.

This mooring is scheduled to be moved 1/2" mile north. Assuming 18' depth @ 102' lake level at the new location, recommend replacing the chain rode with 30' of 1/2" chain & 8' of 3/8" chain.

Cursory Mooring Ball Inspection — 11/19/19

This mooring ball is in fair shape. The line to the pickup buoy is undersized & brittle, found knot at pickup buoy weight partially untied. The chain around the mooring buoy is in good shape but not recommended - it is very small diameter & so it corrodes fast & it damages the buoy by sawing on the mooring ball eye. The swivel is very worn & corroded. Also it looked like the mooring chain is worn & will need replacement soon, probably 1-2 years -- not quite as worn as Converse 1, but similar age/condition.

Recommend replacing the mooring buoy chain with a Polyform buoy shackle. Also recommend replacing the pickup buoy line with new larger diameter line, & replacing the swivel.

Mooring Maintenance — 9/3/20

Replaced the 8' of reused 3/8" top chain with 18' of new galvanized 3/8" chain. Also moved the swivel from above the mooring ball to mid-chain. The previous Polyform mooring ball had been replaced by RSYC members since last maintenance with a new center-tube mooring ball.


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