DBA
The Mooring Boats:
The Muscle:

401-965-5025
We relocated this Mooring
from Potter's Cove in  
Portsmouth RI.  (I'm
NOT a
big fan of concrete but it's
750 lbs.
above water.)
This Mooring had its chain
wrapped around the stem, a
very common problem.  If your
ball often goes under water, I'd
check for this situation.
ARE YOU KIDDING ME !!!  This chain
passed an inspection just prior to me
moving it.  This was the link closest
to the mooring eye.  Inspections last
3 years and this boat would have
been on the rocks in no time!!
This Jaw Eye Swivel
separated because it was so
warn out!!  Can diver's see in
the dark?  "NO!"  Hire me "to
lift it to the light and do it
right!" (This almost killed me.)
This Jaw Eye Swivel looked
great until I saw this!!!  
Someone used a 1/2" pin in a
5/8" swivel!!! Another thing a
diver in the dark would not
have seen.  Use an Eye-Eye!
This mooring was tangled in
every way possible.  The entire
length of bottom chain was
wrapped under the large
counterweight.  This condition
is dangerous for both you and I.
The Jaw Eye swivel strikes
again!!  I was hired to find a
mooring and solve the mystery
of "why did my mooring fail"?  
This is what I found.
Here's a Jaw Eye Swivel that
came free when the S.S.
cotter pin sheared off.  I see
signs of electrolysis eating
the top chain, maybe it
weekend the cotter pin??   
Use an Eye-Eye swivel, not a
Jaw-Eye.
A mooring ball was found
drifting to shore and the
above chain was on it.  Who
says chain can't
wear out??
Mr. Melucci....
This is how a mushroom
mooring should look when
pulled.  It was laying on its
side!!  I always set them right!
Here's another mooring with
the bottom chain wrapped
around the stem.  A ballast
ball would really help to
keep the mooring laying on
its side.  Notice the reaction
on the chain from touching
the dissimilar metal stem.
This 1/2" top chain looked
good until I reached this
rusty and severely worn
section.  A mooring system is
only as strong as its weakest
link....and I found it!!!
To keep you and your boat
safe, I always use Chicago
hardware. "You get what you
pay for!"
Another bad NE Ropes
Pendant.  Mooring had a
swivel but I keep finding this
on moorings all over the bay.
"Lift it to the light and do it
right!"  This was a 3/4" shackle
located at the mooring eye.  
The shackle and its pin were
so worn out, I pried it off with a
screwdriver!  

If you own a mooring, it's time
to call The Mooring Man!!
This Newport mooring was
commissioned with its shackle pin
screwed in by only 2-3 turns!!  
Plus, the 1/2" top chain stopped
under the mooring ball then this
not to town spec. 3/8" chain went
through the ball.  No seizing wire
either, they must have thought
the rust worked fine!
This horrible shackle was
located at the mooring eye
but couldn't hide from "The
Mooring Man!"
Anyone have a mooring on BI????
Moorings:   Call (401) 965-5025
The Mooring Man.com
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In business since 1991
MOORING
SPECIFICATIONS
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age 43
EAST GREENWICH, RI.
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PORTSMOUTH, RI
NORTH KINGSTOWN, RI.
PART 111, CHAP 7,
ARTICLE 111, DIV 2, SEC.
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EAST PROVIDENCE, RI
NEWPORT, RI
FALMOUTH, MA
This Brewer's mooring
dragged in a Northeast
storm. Look, you can
see the mooring on the
beach
!  An extra $100
worth of mooring
weight would have
prevented this.
This mooring pendant
failed because of two
very common reasons.  
1.  The chain was
wrapped around the
mooring stem causing
the mooring ball to be
pulled underwater.
This reduced the
scope to zero and
caused the pendant to
make a sharp bend
over the bow.  
2.   Fire hose was used
as chafe gear.  REAL
CHAFE GEAR MUST
ALLOW WATER TO
PASS THOUGH IT TO
COOL THE PENDANT!
If your mooring ball is
being pulled
underwater your
mooring is not safe.  
The Chain is most likely
wrapped around the
stem of the mooring  
A pyramid mooring will
help reduce tangled
chain and is now my
preferred style of
mooring.