We recommend Helix anchors or concrete blocks for securing to our elastic rode(s) system. We stock a custom top termination fitting for 1 ½” (3.81cm) Helix anchor shafts, providing the easy connection of the elastic rode to a Helix anchor.
Instead of chain, our spar buoy or a mooring ball is connected to an anchor by Hazelett Elastic Rode(s). The rodes are manufactured of an advanced polyurethane elastomer blend, with polyethylene thimbles pressed into the ends. The design is based on over twenty years of research and development. All Hazelett Elastic Rodes are inspected, serialized, and load tested at our plant.
Hazelett Marine makes two types of spar buoys. The first type is made of 4″ (10.16cm) aluminum tubing with cast aluminum ends welded on. They can be ballasted with steel shot. They are recommended for use in fresh water only.
The second type is made of polyethylene. It is pre-ballasted with concrete and then filled with foam. This type of spar buoy has a pocket molded into the top that houses a stainless steel swivel, and it also has a tube through the center to allow a rope connection from the swivel to the elastic rode.
Our mooring systems can be left in year round, reducing costly winter removal and spring reinstallation. The spar buoy(s) also works as a “winter stick” that can slip under the ice. We recommend yearly inspections and replacement at 10 years under normal working conditions.