The mooring system is actually made up of such mooring line, connectors and anchors and such is used for station keeping of the ship or that floating platform in all depths of the water. That mooring line is going to connect the anchor on that seafloor to such floating structure.
The mooring line can be made up of such chain, synthetic fiber rope and wire or a combination of these three. Those environmental factors like the currents, winds and waves are going to determine the materials making such mooring system.
You have to understand that the chain is really the most common choice for such permanent mooring in the shallow water of up to 100m and the steel wire rope is of lighter weight and has that higher elasticity than the chain that is a lot better choice in the water depths which is greater than 300m. However, that synthetic fiber rope is actually the lightest in weight of the three. The configurations would actually involve all the chain, the chain and the wire rope, the synthetic fiber rope and chain and also the combination of the three are used in the ultra-deepwater which is greater than 2,000 m.
You must understand that the mooring chain would depend on the anchor’s strength. Such holding capacity of the anchors would depend on that digging depth as well as soil properties. Such mooring lines would run from the vessel to the anchors on the seafloor. Various anchor types include the vertical load, suction and drag embedment.
The best way that you will get to avoid the hassles of anchoring would be to choose a harbor or cove which has moorings that are available for use. The mooring balls are actually known by that white spherical or such can shape and with such blue horizontal band. This can have such number designation. You must pay a minimal fee to such harbor master so that you can use the public mooring but you can really count on this as a much cheaper thing than spending for the dockage for a night.
Such public moorings are professionally maintained and are going to use a large anchor or the helix screw fixture for maintaining the position. Such harbor expert would let you know if the weight or such length of the boat is really big for a particular mooring. Though the moorings are a lot more secure as compared to the anchors, the moorings may give way. For this reason, you must not pick up and utilize the mooring which is not yours.
The mooring chain which has been treated with that wax-like coating can be purchased. Such would certainly help the line to resist the salt absorption. It is quite essential that you would maintain the lines or such chain in a fantastic shape.