Accession Number:

ADA029128

Title:

Lightweight Anchors for Small Buoys -- A State-of-the-Art Survey and Feasibility Study.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

COAST GUARD RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER GROTON CONN

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1975-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

43.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE