Converse Bay 3

Royal Savage Yacht Club

Depth @ 102' lake level: 17'
Coordinates: 44° 17.245' N, 73° 17.085' W

Recommended max: 3,000 lbs / 21' LOA*

* derated, see notes

Last Inspected: 5/6/20

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/ SS wire

  • Polyform A-3 mooring ball

  • 1/2" Polyform shackle w/ SS wire

  • 1/2" eye-eye swivel

  • 1/2" shackle w/ zip tie

  • 3/8" chain, 27' length - too short (under 2:1 scope) & too light for bottom chain

  • 1/2" shackle w/ SS wire

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

  • ~200lb? mushroom anchor w/ 1-1/8" eye - buried, weight is a guess

Mooring Inspection — 5/6/20

 

This mooring is in very good shape. Charlie switched the mooring ball to a (used) orange Polyform buoy, new Polyform shackle, new pendant, new pendant shackle, new swivel.

The shackle at the mushroom anchor is worn & corroded but is not in danger of failing yet.

Boats using this mooring in large storms are likely to experience shock loading due to the chain rode being all 3/8" chain & slightly under 2:1 scope. The light chain & short rode scope causes more wear & restricts the max boat size more than what's typical. There are no moorings close enough nearby where short scope is necessary, & the mooring isn't protected enough to warrant short scope.

 

This mooring is scheduled to be moved slightly deeper (SW direction). Assuming 2' more depth, recommend installing 33' of 1/2" bottom chain & cutting existing 3/8" top chain to 9' length.

Cursory Mooring Ball Inspection — 11/19/19

This mooring ball is in great shape with no problems. Even the pickup buoy is secured with good line!

Recommend marking the mooring ball with "RSYC".

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