Mooring Ball / pendant
I moor my Scot in a Bay with a lot of variables; weather, boat wakes, strong tidal/currents. I used to use a hard foam pendant with a 4' , 1/4" fiberglass rod sticking up and a weight on the otyher end, in the water.
Due to the aforementioned variables, my boat is constantly rubbing into the float and the fiberglass rod - and giving my newly painted hull a few nice scratches.
What is a better mouse trap ?
I liked this pole idea because when I come in under sail, I can grab it and grab my mooring lines. But, it is not worth scratching my hull.
Any ideas as to how to avoid this problem ?