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Poles apart
Sep 2007 p94-95  (2.00 pages)
Category: Buyers' guides
Author: Emrhys Barrell
Description: MBM Guide To Mooring aids
Mooring to floating buoy is a lot easier with a pole which hooks on or threads automatically: Swiftie-Matic, Moor Fast, Plastimo, Bosco 1000, Handy Duck, Handy Hooker, Mooring compensators, Loopee, Mooring protectors, Spring compensator.
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Boat Hooks
Dec 2003 p90-92  (3.00 pages)
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Category: Buyers' Guide
Author: Toby Hodges
Description: Gear Test
Boat Hooks: Swiftie-Matic, Moor Fast, Mooring Mate, Bosco, Handy Duck, Loopee and Plastimo
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Mooring aids
Aug 2011 p87-90  (4.00 pages)
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Category: Buyers' Guide / Product tests
Description: Group gear test
Handy cruising kit or a waste of money? We tested five mooring aids to find out, Performance, ease-of-use and value for money. ( Lassoing, Moor Fast, Bosco 1000, Talon, Threader, Handy Duck )
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11 mooring aids tested
Dec 2010 p45-49  (5.00 pages)
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Category: Product tests
Author: David Pugh
Description: Gear test - Mooring Hooks and Mooring Threaders
Bosco Boathook, Wichard Simple Mooring Hook, Handy Duck, SwissTech Catch Hook, Wichard Automatic Mooring Hook, Got-It, SwissTech Retrieving Hook, Sureline Boat Hook, Threader, Swiftie-Matic/MoorFast.
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Hook, line & bingo! - Boathooks tested
May 2005 p83-85  (3.00 pages)
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Category: Gear & equipment / Gear tests / Product tests / Seamanship & safety
Author: Toby Hodges
Description: Oo Test: 21st Century boathooks: Swiftie-Matic, Bosco, Moor Fast, Plastimo Aluminium Hook, Handy Duck, Loopee
The simple boathook is being rivalled by ever more sophisticated gadgets to help you get a line or a cleat around a buoy. Some look like tuning forks, others like robotic arms, but which are the easiest to use?
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Mooring glory - Mooring aids
Aug 2011 p68-70  (3.00 pages)
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Category: Gear & equipment / Handling / Practical / Product tests
Author: Mark Turley
Description: Product tests - Mooring aids
Take the hard work out of securing your vessel to a buoy with these simple devices.
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Getting the most from your mooring
Nov 2013 p76-77  (2.00 pages)
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Category: Boat handling
Author: Michael Collings
Description: Mooring techniques. By following a few simple guidelines you can avoid the pitfalls and make mooring easier and more effective.
Picking up a buoy. Preventing chafe. Other pitfalls to avoid. Cleating technique.
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A warped mind is crucial when you make fast
Jul 1994 p60  (2.00 pages)
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Category: Seamanship & safety
Author: John Todds
Description: Ropes and ropework
Mooring warps, nylon by choice. When it comes to choosing mooring warps, it has to be nylon. It's a personal opinion, of course, but it's on based on a lifetimes experience... Mooring to a buoy in heavy weather.
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Mooring in boxes
Apr 1996 p55  (1.00 pages)
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Category: Seamanship & safety / Practical, maintenance & repair
Description: Hands On - How to moor into a box
Boxes, where one end of the mooring is secured to a jetty and the other to a pair of wooden piles, are the most popular type of mooring in the Netherlands, and you will occasionally find them elsewhere. When you do, the following tips will prove useful.
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Choosing mooring ropes
Feb 1995 p114  (1.00 pages)
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Category: Buyers' Guide / Gear & equipment / Practical / Seamanship & safety
Description: Practical hints and tips - Choosing mooring ropes
Take care to buy the right type, size and length of rope - A breakdown of polyester and nylon mooring ropes and polypropylene mooring ropes.
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That's handy!
Sep 2002 p50-53  (4.00 pages)
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Category: Buyers' Guide / Gear & equipment / Product tests
Author: John Cragg/Loris Goring
Description: On Test: Yamlock security device; Grille-Pain toaster; Portosol Hot Knife; LVM hi-speed dinghy inflator; Bungey Mooring Compensators; Velcro straps/tape; Creeping Crack Cure for marine windows; Yachticom cleaning products
Clever solutions have neem found for a great many cruising needs, and they needn't be expensive. John Cragg and Loris Goring recommend a selection of gadgets and potions.
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Mooring aids tried & tested
Mar 2013 p80  (1.00 pages)
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Category: Gear & equipment / Gear tests
Author: Chris Beeson
Description: Chris gets to grips with two new stress-free ways of securing your boat.
The Swi-Tec range, mooring and retrieval hook. These were omitted from our mooring aids test in August 2011.
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How to.. Master fore-and-aft moorings
Aug 2012 p28-30  (3.00 pages)
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Category: Boat handling
Author: Ben Meakins, David Pugh,
Description: Seamanship
Making fast to a trot mooring should be on every practical yacht skipper's list of abilities: Picking up a trop mooring in ahead, Picking up a trot mooring in stern, Picking up a visitors' trot mooring.
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Make sure your mooring is safe
Oct 2001 p126-127
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Category: Boat handling / Practical, maintenance & repair
Author: Nick Palmer
Description:
Single clump swinging mooring, two leg swinging mooring and trot type mooring
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How to pick up mooring buoys
Oct 1994 p103  (1.00 pages)
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Category: Handling / Practical / Seamanship & safety
Description: Hands On - How to pick up mooring buoys
Picking up a mooring buoy
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Securing to a mooring post or bollard
Dec 1996 p81  (1.00 pages)
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Category: Handling / Practical / Practical, maintenance & repair / Seamanship & safety
Description: Hands On - Mooring tips
How to moor up alongside a quay that has posts of bollards.
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Stern-to mooring
Apr 1995 p49  (1.00 pages)
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Category: Handling / Practical
Description: Hands On - Mooring tips
How to moor stern-to.
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Med Mooring
Aug 2003 p111-113  (3.00 pages)
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Category: Boat handling
Author: Simon Jinks
Description: Med Boat Handling part 1
Med mooring with lazylines: mooring stern first, mooring with a strong crosswind; dos and don'ts of Med berthing
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Hooked on mooring - Hook and Moor by Roche Marine
Jul 2013 p60  (1.00 pages)
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Category: Gear & equipment / Gear tests
Author: Neale Byart
Description: Tried and tested - MBM's tough taskmasters put some clever new boating kit through it's paces.
A handy aid to tying up your boat or just a posh boat hook?
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Pile mooring pick-up lines
Sep 2013 p74-76  (3.00 pages)
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Category: Practical
Author: David Parker
Description: If you have a pile mooring, permanent and properly rigged pick-up lines will make life a lot easier.
David explains how to rig them.
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Close Quarters Handling And Mooring
Nov 1990 p66-68
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Category: Boat handling
Author: George Griffiths
Description: Part 2
Perfecting boat handling basics makes for a stress-free life afloat. George advises on four types of mooring. Pile moorings, mooring alongside, marinas, mooring in rafts (trots).
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Mooring Bow First
Aug 2008 p84-87  (4.00 pages)
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Category: Boat handling / Handling / Practical
Description: MBM Skipper Part. 5: Mooring bow first
Mooring Bow First: Preparation, Wind and drift, Sterndrive(s), Open and closed berths, Twin shaftdrive, Single shaftdrive, crosswinds.
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Festival of slime and tangles
Aug 2011 p21  (1.00 pages)
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Category: Columnist
Author: Libby Purves
Description: Cruising Life
This month's test of mooring aids reminds me of a story from the late JD Sleightholme - buoys are a serious matter, whether of the navigational or mooring sort..
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Using springs and breast ropes
Aug 1994 p49  (1.00 pages)
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Category: Handling / Practical / Seamanship & safety
Description: Hands On - Mooring
How to moor using spring lines and breast ropes.
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Sailing off a mooring buoy
Jan 2002 p121-124
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Category: Boat handling
Author: Simon Jinks
Description: Better Boat Handling part 14
Sailing off a mooring
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Mooring to piles
Nov 1994 p81  (1.00 pages)
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Category: Handling / Practical
Description: Hands On - Mooring
How to secure between pile moorings successfully.
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Is your mooring up to scratch?
Aug 2001 p122-123
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Category: Practical, maintenance & repair
Author: David Young
Description:
Improvements for mooring buoys
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MooR FasT
Oct 2002 p92
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Author: Mike Kopman
Description: New Gear
MooR FasT mooring device
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Mooring to short fingers
Jul 1994 p69  (1.00 pages)
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Category: Handling / Practical
Description: Hands On - Mooring to short fingers
How to moor to short pontoons.
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Mooring made easy
Feb 2003 p126-127
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Description: New Gear
Moor Fast
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Picking up a mooring buoy singlehanded
May 2013 p28-31  (4.00 pages)
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Category: Boat handling
Description: Expert on board
Two effective methods for picking up a mooring buoy singlehanded. Anchoring singlehanded - is easily handled on your own. Weighing anchor and what if the boat doesn't have an electric windlass?
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