Mooring line stretcher
Dyneema is great in strength but lacks the stretch necessary in a mooring line. Shock loads caused by wake and swell can damage deck hardware. When a dyneema docking line is used, a polyester stretcher is strongly advised. A polyester stretcher will take up the shock loads and stretch keeping your yacht and hardware save. This makes the dyneema mooring lines last longer and if the stretcher is worn or damaged easy and cheap to replace.
According to OCIMF regulations the stretcher should always be around 20% stronger than the main mooring line. If something breaks it is better to have the dyneema part breaking since this part doesn’t store “energy” and won’t recoil.
How does a stretcher work?
The stretchers are continues loops of 4 meter double braided polyester. Polyester has great elongation properties and will ensure safe mooring. The main Dyneema mooring line is cow hitched onto it, the other side of the stretcher goes around the bollard on the shore. As an added benefit you have an easy to replace and inexpensive part to do the dirty work.
We finish the stretcher with protective abrasion gear on the highest abrasion areas.
We are able to prepare and ship your order in 3 to 4 weeks.
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