What is the issue?Picking up moorings can present a challenge, particularly so if tried single handed. It is a prime time for crew to fall overboard and cause damage to other boats in tight mooring areas.
Why address this?Getting the yacht set upon its moorings easily will facilitate single-handed sailing, keep crew aboard and avoid damage by collision making the sailing life that much more pleasurable. This is especially the case if you regularly use a set of moorings and particularly so if they are your own.
How to address this?Use a boathook with a locking head or one armed with a carbine hook, as presented in figure 1 and 2.
This allows a line to be attached to a ringed mooring buoy, dock cleat or mooring ring safely and easily.
With thanks to:Michael Harpur, Yacht Obsession - photos with thanks to Salty John web http://www.saltyjohn.co.uk/
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