Houseboat Anchoring at a Mooring Buoy
Technique to help with a Houseboat Anchoring swaying problem.
I just bought a 1994 54' Jamestowner Houseboat, and have it anchored on a mooring buoy. The problem is it tacks back and fourth, side to side even in low wind conditions. My question is how can I slow it down, or eliminate the houseboat from swaying at anchor, or at a mooring ball.
Thanks, Tony Reply - Answer
Good question Tony, since I also had a few houseboats who would sway from side to side at anchor, or at a mooring buoy.
I have posted the image above to show a technique that helps reduce or eliminate this problem.
One trick that I use is to use a second line attached to my anchor rode to make the houseboat angle of the anchor line.
You would attach the second line @ half the distance between the boat and the mooring ball, or anchor.
I have attached a drawing above to show the technique.
Ian - from www.all-about-houseboats.com
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