When a mooring site situation warrants an alternate solution, Pioneer may recommend a Hazelett Mooring System instead of traditional anchors. A conventional mooring system employs a chain or combination of chain and nylon line to connect the anchor to a buoy. In stormy weather, a boat’s pulling action straightens the chain into a near like steel rod condition while the nylon line stretches to its maximum limit.
Hazelett Mooring Systems feature “elastic rode” technology that along with a Pioneer buoy provides a unique solution that can greatly reduce pennant loads during turbulent conditions. The Hazelett system design allows its elastic properties to absorb peak loads by maintaining a lower steady pull which also reduces yawing.
Hazelett Elastic Mooring Systems reduce pennant loads by more than 50% and eliminates the severe shock loads produced by conventional chain mooring systems. The system’s minimal scope requirement applies a constant lower holding force to keep the boat pointed into the wind which reduces the wind force on the boat.
Lower Maintenance Cost:
Along with greater security, lower cost of maintenance and ownership helps make an investment in a Hazelett Elastic Mooring System the smart choice for many boaters. Maintenance savings are realized from eliminating chain upkeep which reduces overall mooring expense. However, Hazelett moorings should be routinely inspected as you would any other mooring system.
Under most conditions, a traditional chain rode is dragged back and forth across the sea bottom by boat movement. If the bottom is rocky, such action also increases chain wear. Furthermore, chain dragging action disrupts and damages marine life seabed habitats. By design, Hazelett Elastic Mooring Systems are conservation moorings in the way they float above the seafloor.
As always, whenever setting up a mooring system for the first time, ask around to find out what seems to work best in your harbor.
Pioneer Mooring & Dock Service Areas: Southeastern MA & RI
Southeastern Massachusetts: Assonet MA, Bristol County MA, Berkley MA, Buzzards Bay MA, Dartmouth MA, Dighton MA, Fairhaven MA, Fall River MA, Freetown MA, Lakeville MA, Marion MA, Mattapoisett MA, Middleboro MA, Nantucket MA, New Bedford MA, Onset MA, Rochester MA, Swansea MA, Somerset MA, Taunton MA, Wareham MA, Westport MA.
Rhode Island: Bristol RI, Barrington RI, Little Compton RI, Middletown RI, Portsmouth RI, Tiverton RI
Extended Service Area: Depending on the scope of a project, Pioneer Mooring services areas beyond the locations listed above. We have successfully set up multiple mooring installations and dock construction projects up and down the eastern seaboard as far away as Florida.