King Marine Service provides new mooring installations, inspections and service for existing moorings.
We specialize in concrete mooring blocks up to 3 ton with various hardware options available.
Our mooring service includes installing a King Marine winter stake and removing your pendant and mooring ball in the fall, inspecting your top gear and storing it.
In the spring, we clean and paint your mooring ball with high grade marine paint, the top gear is then re-installed and the winter stick is removed.
Having your mooring inspected every 2 years. It's important to do! The upper chain typically last only 3 years. Here or some picture of what I have found.
We have several different sizes and types of mooring gear on site and ready for install. Call King Marine in Barrington, Rhode Island for all your boat mooring needs today.
This is often the weakest point of most moorings and the most common place for failure. Swivels are typically replaced every three years. We recommend either a 3/4 or 7/8” swivel. If you are unsure about the wear on your swivel, we would recommend replacing it.
We stock sizes from 3/8” to 1 1/4" load rated shackles. We only sell shackles that are marked either “WLL” (working load limit) or “SWL” (safe working load). Although they are a more expensive option, shackles that are not load rated should never be used for a mooring.
A permanent mooring must remain secure for long periods while unattended, occasionally under adverse conditions. For peace of mind, it should be the right size for the job. The size of your mooring should depend on the conditions under which the boat is moored, such as the amount of fetch for waves to build up and whether your mooring is for light duty, such as overnight use in fair weather, or designed to ride out any storms.
We typically sell custom made pennant lines, although we can also order Yale or other braided lines if you prefer. A typical pennant line we sell is made with ½” to 1” three strand nylon line and a heavy duty thimble. These cost an extra dollar but are worth the small investment. The average life of a pennant line is approximately three to four years.
If your looking to step your mast or decommission, we can handle most sizes in the East Bay area. Our barge is truly a one of a kind, able to set 6000 lbs. cement mooring blocks, lift damaged docks,
you name it, she can lift it.