LIGHTWEIGHT ANCHORS FOR SMALL BUOYS -- A STATE-OF-THE-ART SURVEY AND FEASIBILITY STUDY

This report examines the replacement of concrete sinkers with other anchor types to reduce the cost of operating the system of small navigational buoys. Sets of requirements are defined that identify the anchors suitable for use in several operating situations. A ranking system is described that gives each anchor a series of scores relating to its desirability in the various situations. The highest scoring anchors are discussed in terms of their potential for improving the buoy mooring operation.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Coast Guard

    Office of Research and Development
    Washington, DC  USA 
  • Authors:
    • Motherway, D L
    • Goddard, James B.
  • Publication Date: 1975-6

Media Info

  • Pagination: 43 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00143185
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: CGR/DC-16/75, USCG-D-125-75
  • Files: NTIS
  • Created Date: Oct 26 2002 12:00AM