Constructing a Permanent Mooring is a comprehensive guide that covers most mooring options commercially available, as well as detailed advice on how to construct one’s own mooring from scratch.
Mooring Basics – How to Install a Permanent Mooring offers an in-depth examination of a mushroom-based permanent anchor solution, targeted at the DIY enthusiast.
Mooring Chain Check-up at 12 Months is an article that discusses different types of chain used for ground tackle and the effects of the marine environment on them.
Elastic Mooring Systems is an eco-friendly mooring solution based on floating elastic rodes which protect the sea-bottom, especially in sensitive bio-environments.
Helix Square/Round Shaft Anchors is a producer of Helix permanent anchors of excellent quality, proven to withstand serious challenges.
Habitat Mooring Systems is an ecological mooring system based on cavity/tunnel engraved cement blocks that boost marine biodiversity.
Hazellet Marine offers a range of mooring products including elastic rodes, floats, bridles and pennants.
Aqualine is an industrial supplier of temporary and permanent anchoring solutions for large scale applications.
“Chapman’s Piloting and Seamanship, Chapter 9, Permanent Moorings” is a brief, yet rich and highly focused source of information regarding permanent anchoring; it has been used as the golden standard in professional mooring installations for decades.
“Weather for the Mariner, 3rd Edition, Chapter 7, Weather Fronts and Associated Weather” is an excellent resource to further the mariner’s understanding of weather fronts and stormy weather behaviour.
“Boating Bible: An Essential Handbook for Every Sailor, Chapter 4, Weather” is less technical than the previous resource, yet just as useful for marine weather understanding.
“Moorings: A Preliminary Guide to Mooring Systems, Mooring Choices
and Mooring Selection” is an invaluable source of information regarding mooring solutions, their feasibility and environmental impact.
Legislation Resources (Canada)
Responsible boat ownership is strongly encouraged and Transport Canada puts many resources at your disposal.