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    Posted: 11 Mar 2015 at 6:37pm
Hi all - the morning lines on Ella are repeatedly rubbing on the bow.   I have shortened the lines almost to the point where the mooring buoy is out of the water.  This has really helped but am wondering about fitting a stainless bow protector to further prevent the chafing.  Any thoughts? 
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Tessa65 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 Mar 2015 at 6:42pm
Should have read 'mooring lines'. Predictive text typo!!! 
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Post Options Post Options   Quote moongirl Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 Mar 2015 at 7:26pm
Hi Anna
Do you run your lines through the Bow Roller? On Polar Star we had 2 fixed strops from the mooring buoy both sleeved with polythene tubing - no chafe! To ensure that the lines didn't jump of the rollers we simply tied a line through the 'pin' holes in the Roller fitting over the mooring lines.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Tessa65 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 Mar 2015 at 7:53pm
Hi Colin - thanks for your advice. Great idea. Will certainly give it a try. At the moment I run the mooring lines through the fairleads and yes they are sleeved with polythene tubing.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote moongirl Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 Mar 2015 at 9:12pm
I think the Bow Rollers give a better lead. On Polar Star we had eye splices in the strops which went onto the bow cleats. Lines were also put over the strops on the cleats to ensure they didn't jump off.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote doug Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 Mar 2015 at 7:58pm
I got some scratch damage from the buoy itself and have made myself an apron which protects the forward area to about 18in each side of the bow.

It is just a rectangular ish piece of heavy waterproof canvass with lines at each corner - short ones to the fwd closed fairleads and long ones to the deck in the area of the forward lowers.

I use the bow roller for the mooring lines and this has not been a particular problem.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Tessa65 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 Mar 2015 at 6:58am
Thanks Doug.  I think using the bow roller for the mooring lines is the way forward. I don't really have much damage from. The mooring buoy itself. 
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