Anti-Tilt Buoy Mooring System.
Patent, Filed 11 Jul 74, patented 21 Aug 90,
DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC
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This patent discloses a buoy mooring device and system adapted to maintain a buoy in an upright or untilted position. A rigid bail having a center of curvature essentially coincident with the buoy center of buoyancy is connected to the bottom of the buoy. A mooring line having an anchor on one end is attached on the other end to the bail by a movable connecting means. As wind andor water currents tend to tilt the buoy, the mooring system maintains the buoy in an upright position. Alternative embodiments include mooring systems comprising foldable bails and systems comprising multiple bails. jhd
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