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PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2018 6:53 am 
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Okay, when I have had my boat at our place on Lake Martin I have to moor the boat because we don't have a beach area and the shoreline all around is fairly high seawalls. We get some wave action from power boats and I cringe at the sight of seeing my H16 bouncing around in the waves and the mast rotating from all the motion from the waves. I am wondering, what is the best way to stop the mast from rotating while I have the boat moored? Is it possible to use the mast step link for this, or is that going to put too much stress on the link and possibly damage it or the mast base? Thanks for any advice concerning this matter.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2018 8:18 am 
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Line wrapped around the mast several times and then tied to one side which would force the rotation all the way to the stops on one side. Rig has to be tight too. Mooring causes damage from near constant motion, so check the rigging regularly.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2018 8:27 am 
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extended time spend in the water can also lead to the gel-coat blistering. If possible try to put it on a shore station. you can make one from dock parts. all you need are 4 legs, 2 8ft+ crossbars and maybe some carpet to wrap around where the hulls sit.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2018 9:31 am 
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Thanks for the tips. I would only be mooring the boat overnight. We have a pier but it sits too high out of the water to get the boat up onto and it has railing all the way around it, not to mention it is not in the best of shape. With that being said, we are currently redesigning the pier and making it wider, lower, without railing, and adding a floating dry dock system for the Hobie to be completely out of the water. I like the dry dock system made by a company called Candock, it's very configurable and has what they call their "jetslide" feature where the hulls of the boat slide on a smooth polymer surface and won't scratch the hulls, add enough room on the sides and front of that area and I will have enough room for raising sails and whatnot. I will use a small winch to get the boat up onto the "jetslide", unless I can come in a little fast and slide right up into it. I will also have cleats of course to secure the boat when I have her there for extended stays. Can't wait to get the pier built, but probably will have to wait until the water level is lowered in the fall/winter for the new pier to be built, until then I have to moor the boat when I am there but it's for very short periods of time.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2018 9:39 am 
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I use a short bungee with hooks
Put one hook through the (step) hole in the mast base
Tension to either side against rotation stop
Go over the front crossbar, pull tight and hook on center tramp lacing.
(Note: bungees will stretch and/or break over time, this is my method for an overnight with mast up)

You can take rig tension slack out using the jib halyard, or with another bungee between the shrouds

Ditto, don't leave her in the water for extended periods

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2018 1:29 pm 
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Thanks. Yeah, this would only be for overnight , a weekend at the most.

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