Customer Success Stories
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Hazelett Marine was easy to work with, delivery was fast and product was cheaper than competitive products. While our dock was inland, it survived Hurricane Florence because of Hazelett elastics. We will definitely use them on our next project.Steven Bailey, NC Wildlife Resources Commission
We had one boat on a Helix/Hazelett combination and although the wind wasn’t too bad the waves were high, short and steep. The thing I noticed was when this boat hit the end of its travel with a wave there was no whipping motion from the roller furler foil on the head stay. The other boats around it had a distinct whipping motion as they came tight on their chains. So the elastic rode was doing its job and the helix is about 12 feet into the bottom so dragging isn’t an issue.
Not a cheap solution but a lot of peace of mind. Boat Owner
Get the Best. Get Hazelett. Capt Walt
Thanks a million for saving my boat! The people on shore during George’s attack agreed that the Hazelett mooring pennant held Gaviota while other smaller and lighter boats dragged the moorings (and anchors) until they hit the rocks and the fuel docks, where they were destroyed. One 40′ boat moored to a block 1m3 and two screws beached in the mangroves.
This is a remarkable test when you consider that Gaviota is heavy (54,000lb) and 14′ beam, and that the winds were at least 110mph. But the real stress came from the surge and waves. They tell me that the boats were pitching 30 degrees or more.Fritz
As a commercial spear fisherman, I need to know that my boat will remain on its mooring through a nasty blow and be ready for a day’s work. Since I’ve been using your rode, my anchorage has been hit by several fronts blowing in excess of 40 knots for four days straight, and one that came through at over 60 knots.
While many boats were dragging their moorings, chaffing through pennant lines, and yawing about, my 45-footer rode out the storms easily, with no problems. I noticed that there is less strain on my mooring, lines, and boat since I purchased your rode, and I would recommend it to anyone, especially liveaboards.Lee Starling, Commercial Fisherman, Key West, FL
In gale conditions, the chain (in a conventional mooring system) extends until it is almost straight. When this happens, the elasticity provided by the (catenary) curve is lost. The chain becomes a rigid steel rod between the bottom anchor and the boat. Any additional increases in the force of the wind or waves must be absorbed by a component in the anchor system. Something is bound to fail. The anchor yanks loose, the pennant breaks or a cleat pulls out.
The Hazelett Elastic Mooring Rode offers a better solution. Because of its engineered ELASTICITY, it stretches out smoothly under the load of wind and sea, thereby eliminating the peak forces of a rigid chain rode. The Hazelett rode provides a new dimension in mooring systems – the dimension of elasticity. During storm conditions, this new dimension also protects against the effects of the sudden increases in water depth caused by storm surges or the impact of a break-away boat.
Hazelett rodes maintain elasticity to absorb forces from strong winds and tides and preserves the integrity of the mooring system under severe storm conditions.
The elasticity within the mooring set-up eliminated entirely the ‘snatch’ associated with chain moorings during heavy weather and helps the boat to maintain a very stable position over the mooring in rough conditions. The Hazelett system eliminates virtually all moving parts, so reducing wear on the majority of components.
Seagrass loss associated with boat moorings at Rottnest Island, Western Australia.
BACI design reveals the decline of the seagrass Posidonia oceanica induced by anchoring.