Accession Number : ADD014646

Title :   Anti-Tilt Buoy Mooring System.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 11 Jul 74, patented 21 Aug 90,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Bowersett, Charles F ; Beach, Eugene H

Report Date : 21 Aug 1990

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : 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 and/or 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)

Descriptors :   *BUOYS, *MOORING, *PATENTS, BUOYANCY, CURRENTS, CURVATURE, WATER FLOW, TILT

Subject Categories : Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE