When servicing moorings, we lift the whole mooring out of the water to allow us to measure all components, (chain, shackles, swivels etc) for wear. Components must be replaced when they have worn by 20% from their original size.
We clean the whole length of rope of any mussel and weed growth, scrub the float and re-name and number it with the owners name and registration number. All components are recorded and the wear is recorded at each subsequent service.
If any repairs are required we are able to do them on the spot as we carry all chains, ropes, shackles, swivels, floats etc with us, along with gas cutting and welding equipment. All shackle pins are welded in place.
We use locally made mooring blocks, the design of which has been engineer certified, and Graeme Smith of Town and Country Builders has been making concrete blocks for moorings and the mussel industry for over 30 years – that’s over 8000 blocks!!