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Old 07-21-2017, 02:32 PM   #1
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Is the Tide-Eliminator Ring the most heavy duty of it's ilk ?

www.mooringring.com

There is one other that seems heavier duty but I need one that is hinged so I can affix it to one of the pilings that is covered at the top by the pier.

And true this is not exactly "anchors and anchoring" but didn't know which other forum to use for this.
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Old 07-21-2017, 04:30 PM   #2
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Why are these better or different than tide minders?

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Old 07-22-2017, 07:30 AM   #3
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I tried these:

Home • PILE RING

They do everything the maker says... and they seem to be really well built, strong, etc.

But they didn't work especially well for us on the forward pile. The angle of the dangle -- from bow cleat to water level -- just wasn't right. Too steep, so it was difficult (impossible) to keep the sides of the boat, further astern, from banging into piles on the opposite side.

I also tried mounting above water level, to reduce that angle. (And if water level raised to float the boat higher, the boat would pull the ring higher up the pile.) Worked a little better at rest, but not better enough to continue using them. The "boat pulling the ring higher" wasn't all that great.

Some dock neighbors use Tide Minder balls, and they seem to work OK; the angle to where they hang on the pile is up to the user.

I suspect Tide Slides would be great... but they're pretty proud of their systems.

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Why are these better or different than tide minders?

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They might not be better.....that was the point of this topic, to see what else is out there and I was not aware of Tide Minders. One possible problem I could see with those is seems like situations could arise at lower tides where the line might chafe on the pile barnacles, whereas the one I linked to that wouldn't be an issue. But I could be completely wrong....maybe the Tide Minder would be just fine with heavy barnacled piling.
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I tried these:

Home • PILE RING

They do everything the maker says... and they seem to be really well built, strong, etc.
that is the one I was thinking seemed heavier duty....but I can't use it because the top of the piling I want to use is covered by the pier structure.
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They might not be better.....that was the point of this topic, to see what else is out there and I was not aware of Tide Minders. One possible problem I could see with those is seems like situations could arise at lower tides where the line might chafe on the pile barnacles, whereas the one I linked to that wouldn't be an issue. But I could be completely wrong....maybe the Tide Minder would be just fine with heavy barnacled piling.

FWIW, our dock neighbors that use Tide Minders don't let them droop down low enough to where dock barnacles are...

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The mooring ring that Dune posted about has a couple of advantages over the others shown.

One is portability, that you can take it with you and put around any piling. The other is that it doesn't fit too tightly so wouldn't seem as likely to get hung.

Now, the parts do look a bit more fragile.

Pile Ring is sturdy and seems to work well as long as the piling isn't too large in diameter. Obviously has to fit over the top and drop.

Tideminders can work ok, but what I don't like as well is that they use your mooring line and that makes them tend to bind as you pull. If I was going to use them, I'd put them on a separate line and put a connection ring on it, but just use a short round length of line.

There was a product "Charlie-O-Ring" that looked pretty good but I think they've died.

Sliding rings permanently attached are a good solution if it's at your home. tideslide.com is a product I've seen used.

I think the Tide Eliminator Dune posts about would be interesting and worth a try.
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FWIW, our dock neighbors that use Tide Minders don't let them droop down low enough to where dock barnacles are..
Average 8 foot tide range, so I doubt that would be practical here
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Just wondering what you decided to do? I looked at all the tide mooring options and ended up with Slidemoors. had it designed to a cat 3 hurricane with 12 feet of surge plus waves. I am in a protected canal though.
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Any type of thing that sits in the water around here would become a prickly nasty dirty mess of barnacles. Might even slice your lines on the barnacles.

A cheap option is to use an old car tire. Fill it with expanding foam.
You would have to completely fill the interior space or it will fill with mud and critters.

But I will never use one of those.
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