Thanks for coming by the Harbormaster Shop on Friday. The info and discussion about your Eco-Mooring Rode was much appreciated and goes a long way toward explaining the "stretch" characteristics and robust construction of this hawser.
The Eco-Mooring Rode you left for us to test last summer was placed on one of our largest moorings in Stage Harbor, to be used by transient fishing vessels as well as visiting sailboats and cruisers. It has had fairly constant use by many different types of vessels, including a large offshore scallop dragger during the months of December, January, and February. The strength and durability of this product was well proven during the last six months. Particularly noted was the attention paid to seizing and the addition of chafing gear and heavy duty thimble. I feel that this hawser would last for several seasons of heavy use.
We are currently evaluating our needs in regards to upgrading or replacing many of the rodes on our 35 plus Town of Chatham owned moorings and hope to place an order soon. Thank You
Be safe on the water!
Wayne D. Julin
Mooring Officer/Asst. Harbormaster