Chain Moorings Damage Sea Bed

Show below are boats using Elastic Moorings. Note the healthy sea bed directly below elastic-moored boats.
Mouseover to view chain mooring damage to Eel Grass on the sea bed, also known as "slash circles" or "slash zones".
MouseOver to view Chain Mooring eel grass damage
DMF photo on LightHawk flight

Chain Mooring Slash Circle Demo

STORMSOFT™ Elastic Mooring Downline

  • 100% Polyester Shell
    Braided high strength 3-in-1 strand – does not absorb water and retains 100% of its dry strength.
  • Rubber Shock Absorber
    As tension increases, the rubber shock absorber is both compressed and stretched so that movement of the boat is gradually arrested without the stress to the cleats.
    Industrial rubber multi-strand cords allow limited stretch to absorb shock loads created by storms, surges or boat waves.
  • Braided Polyester Core
    Continuous inner core of 100% braided polyester maintains position of the shock absorber.
  • Heavy Duty Thimbles
    Thimbles are available in:
    • Custom machined HDPE (high density polyethylene) 
    • Hot-dipped galvanized
    • Stainless steel
  • Standard Length
    1 1/4” by 10’ containing a 5 ft shock absorber. 
    For water depths from 7 to 15 feet. 
    Tensile strength starting at 24,000 lbs.
  • Alternate Length  
    3/4” by 6’ containing a 3 ft shock absorber.
    For water depths from 4 to 10 feet.
  • Underwater Float
    Keeps down line off the sea floor.

1 1/4”D x 10’ L 24,000#
Boats up to 50 ft
Pennant 3/4"
12 ft Length,
Spar Buoy

 3/4"D x 6' L

Boats up to 29 ft Pennant 5/8"
10 ft Length,
Spar Buoy

*Spring 2017 Installation Discounts may apply in some locations.