Accession Number : AD0701367

Title :   PLASTIC MOORING BUOYS--COST AND ADDITIONAL PERFORMANCE DATA.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept. Jul 68-Jul 69,

Corporate Author : NAVAL CIVIL ENGINEERING LAB PORT HUENEME CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Drisko,Richard W.

Report Date : JAN 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 20

Abstract : Two plastic mooring buoys have provided good service as part of moorings for the Fleet in San Diego Bay for a period of 4 years. One buoy with a hand lay-up fiberglass- reinforced polyester shell is in appreciably better condition than the other one with a spray-up shell of fiberglass-reinforced polyester resin. A third plastic buoy with an improved design is in excellent condition after 1 year of service to the Fleet in Pearl Harbor. An analysis of the costs of purchasing and maintaining steel and plastic mooring buoys is presented. It indicates that after the present supply of World War II mooring buoys is exhausted, the Naval Facilities Engineering Command field activites shoud use plastic mooring buoys as replacement becomes necessary. (Author-PL)

Descriptors :   (*MOORING BUOYS, *REINFORCED PLASTICS), POLYESTER PLASTICS, GLASS TEXTILES, COMPOSITE MATERIALS, COASTAL REGIONS, MAINTENANCE, MANUFACTURING, PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING)

Subject Categories : Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE