|The Town of Shelburne utilizes a Hazelett Elastic Mooring System. Because of its engineered
"elasticity", it stretches out smoothly under the load of wind and sea, thereby eliminating the
peak forces of a rigid chain road. This elastic high-stretch material connecting the buoy to the
anchor can stretch up to four times its unloaded strength. It has an excellent abrasion
resistance and can tolerate twisting. The system uses rigid polyurethane thimbles to eliminate
all metal-to-metal contact. The smooth extension of the Hazelett rode also acts to keep the
boat pointed into the wind instead of yawing.
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