Why & when are tender mooring whips used?
Tender Mooring Whips are used to moor the tender alongside the Yacht whilst at anchor. They enable a safer way to protect the yacht from damage by holding the tender away from the hull, transom of swim platform by applying a continuous pressure between the Yacht and Tender whilst the bow, stern & spring lines keep it in position.
Whips are not designed to be used in conditions above a Force 4 or in heavy swell, damage occurred during use in these conditions will not be covered by warranty.
How to set up tender mooring whips?
Mooring Whip Base / Mount Positioning:
Locate your whip base in line with the cleat on your tender. The further the attachment points are, the better. The poles should be perpendicular (90º) to the Yacht and Tender. The whip pole tip should never be lower than the base / mount fitting.
Each mooring whip base or mount should be located in line with the cleat on the tender. The further apart the attachment points are, the better. The poles should be perpendicular (at 90º) to the yacht and tender.
Mooring Whip Angle?
The whip pole tip should never be lower than the base / mount fitting.
Do not be afraid to bend the whip poles. The more bend in the pole the more resistance you will get between the Yacht and Tender / Jetski, however do prevent 'over-bending' which will damage the whip pole.
Tender mooring whip securing lines:
WHIP LINES: Reduces tender movement towards the Yacht.
BOW SPRING = Reduces forward movement (best positioned to Yacht 1/3 or more of the tender length)
STERN SPRING: Reduces movement astern (best secured to Yacht in a position 1/3 or more of the tender length)
BOW LINE / PAINTER + STERN LINE: Reduces movement away from the Yacht.
Tenders with bow & stern cleats:
Tenders with bow, stern & a mid-ship (centre) cleat: