Kingsland Bay 2

Royal Savage Yacht Club

Depth @ 102' lake level: 19'
Coordinates: 44° 14.319' N, 73° 18.090' 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" 3-strand nylon pendant w/ thimble - some thimble wear, okay for now

  • 1/2" shackle w/ zip tie

  • 18" mooring ball, thru-hole style

  • 3/8" chain, 4' length

  • 1/2" shackle w/ zip tie

  • 3/4" eye-eye swivel

  • 1/2" shackle w/ zip tie

  • 3/8" chain, 27' length - 5/16" remaining, minimal corrosion. Short scope but typical for dense mooring field.

  • 1/2" shackle w/ SS wire

  • 4x4x1' concrete mooring block (1,200 lbs in-water weight) w/ dual 5/8" bails

Mooring Inspection — 5/6/20

This mooring is in very good condition.

During spring 2020 setup, I moved the swivel to below the mooring ball at Charlie's request. This required a new 1/2" shacle to make the extra chain connection, & also the provided 5/8" shackle at the top end wouldn't fit through the 3/8" chain so I used another new 1/2" shackle to make the chain connection.

This mooring appears to be located very close to another non-RSYC mooring directly to the west. If there were boats on both moorings, in shifting winds they could come in contact. The RSYC mooring shows no evidence of dragging. I did not investigate the other mooring other than judging the position of their mooring ball.

The chain is somewhat worn but still in good shape for now. The ~2:1 scope at seasonal max depth is a bit short, but typical for a dense mooring field in a protected cove.

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. This mooring is tucked fairly well inside the west cove so this is less of a concern than more exposed moorings.

Recommend installing 1/2" bottom chain when the current bottom chain needs replacing, & evaluating the problem with the insufficient swing radius with the west mooring.

Cursory Mooring Ball Inspection — 11/19/19

This mooring appears to be in very good condition. Looks like a block from sonar image. Pickup buoy line is very small diameter, old & worn to the point where the line is brittle.

Recommend replacing the pickup buoy line & securing it directly to the pendant soft eye.


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