FAQ

Dock Related FAQs:

Why a Dock from Beebe Dock and Mooring Systems?

Twenty Five years of experience building dock systems for private use, yacht clubs and municipalities has provided us with the knowledge to know what works, when it comes to building strong docks, built to last. Many of our early docks are still in use today.

What makes a dock from Beebe Dock & Mooring Systems different than from a general building contractor?

The compliments we receive on how nice our docks look are often from contractors themselves, noting the attention to detail, the use of higher grade lumber and heavier galvanized hardware. The real measure of our dock quality comes from the materials and the construction methods we use, all to provide a stronger, longer lasting structure.

Can Beebe Dock & Mooring Systems, help in obtaining the permits necessary to build a dock on Long Island Sound?

This process can seem daunting if you are not familiar with the requirements, or the agencies you must receive approval from. At Beebe Dock & Mooring Systems, we know the steps to obtain a permit, and can connect you with the professionals who can guide you thru the process. Once the permits have been obtained, we can provide a dock system that is built to plan and will meet all DEEP requirements.

Mooring Related FAQs:

What size Mooring do I need?

Guidelines for sizing a mooring are provided by the local harbormaster, and are based on the boats length. In addition, you may need to increase the size of the mooring and related hardware, because of the vessels exposure to wind and current conditions. This is where our local knowledge and experience can help. Contact us with the details and we can provide recommendations as well as a complete installed mooring system.

How do I obtain a mooring permit for use in, Guilford, Madison Clinton, or Branford?

Contact your local town Harbormaster for their suggested standards and to obtain the necessary permit. Links to each can be found on our links page.

What is the secure way to fasten the mooring bridle to the cleat?

Bring the eye of the mooring pendant thru the center of the cleat and then up over the cleat. See the proper sequence as illustrated on our mooring page.

Why is it important to have appropriate sized cleats & chocks on my boat?

The cleats have to be large enough to accept the mooring lines and the same goes for the chocks. If the cleats and chocks are too small, the lines may chafe thru, or pull out the cleats, due to line loads.

Why is it necessary to inspect a mooring yearly?

A yearly inspection is the prudent recommendation for checking the wear on a mooring system. Some Harbormaster’s require yearly inspections, while other’s accept 3 years for a full out of the water inspection. Chains can wear and corrosion can occur within just one year, so it is smart to inspect yearly, to protect your boat.

How does a mooring system work to hold my boat in place?

Contrary to what most people believe, it is not the weight of the anchor alone that holds your boat in place. The mushroom anchor is designed to lie on its side, so the bottom bell digs into the mud and sand. It is this cupped surface that is designed to catch the seafloor and hold the boat in location. The attached heavy chain, swivel and lighter chain are then designed to keep the mushroom anchor on its side and to act as a shock absorber.
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