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With the year end right around the corner for me, I find myself considering a new belaying pin to help drag my mooring in.

I currently have two maple ones, one a little more stout than the other. I'm thinking a red oak one might be just handy dandy to have aboard.

Any thoughts?

Original Pin:

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Replacement Pins:

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I'dbelying to you if I knew what a belaying pin is :rolleyes: im thinking it goes thru the chain so you can wrap a line on it to drag it in?
 

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Also good for clubbing seals

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But yes, make a loop, slip it through the ring, put the pin in the loop, take the bitter end and put a turn on the exterior end of the pin and you're all done. When it's time to take the pin out, just slack on the working end of the line and pull the pin out, the loops take care of themselves.
 

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Also good for clubbing seals

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But yes, make a loop, slip it through the ring, put the pin in the loop, take the bitter end and put a turn on the exterior end of the pin and you're all done. When it's time to take the pin out, just slack on the working end of the line and pull the pin out, the loops take care of themselves.

Just look at what that last seal did to your old one! Go for the hard stuff! :D
 

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Have to think that white oak would be better on the boat. Find some dry quartersawn wood and split it with a maul or thin hatchet so you get the woods natural grain to run lengthwise and it will be as strong as it can be from the wood you chose. Then joint it on the slit face and shape it.

Still not sure really how you use that.
 

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Fun fact: I don't have any White Oak on the wood pile...

Time to heat up the chainsaw. Its great stuff-Surprised you don't have any. Used for lots of boat parts as if you don't know. Love me some QSWO.
 

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It does burn very nicely. I have a constant supply of wood floor cutoffs from house projects and it has a hot yellow flame. Good stuff but a little coarse grained. Still finishes nicely.

Ever cut that Ipe? Its like 50x the hardness of oak (Janka scale). Not sure how it burns but I can tell you that it doesnt taste very good.
 

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There is a 30' pennant and 40' of chain, so you choke up the pennant and that's much less scope that you have to contend with or you just toss the eye through the ring and pin it.

It's all throttle from there.

Mooring is two large hunks of granite chained together with 1 1/8" chain that's been in the mud for two years so there is going to be a bit of strain on everything when it gets pulled in for the winter and inspection.
 
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